The Striped Dottyback (Pseudochromis sankeyi) is also known as the Indigo Dottyback and the Sankey's Dottyback. They are a beautiful deep black / white striped Dottyback. Their dorsal fin and upper edges of the caudal fins are transparent with a touch of blue circling the eyes. They are now much more readily available than the past due to successful captive breeding programs.
The Striped Dottyback will add vivid color to any reef keepers aquarium. They can be kept in small groups providing they are all introduced at the same time and will love to eat problematic pests such as small Mantis Shrimp and Bristle Worms.
Dottybacks are a valued asset to most reef keepers in the hobby as they are usually small and often brightly colored. The Striped Dottyback is quite often found alone and occasionally in small groups along coral reefs and rocky reef slopes. They live inside reef structures, often at the back of caves and are a very territorial and aggressive about their boundaries. They enjoy darting in and out of rocky crevices and recesses of seaward facing reefs in moderate surge zones where they feed on small fish and invertebrates.
Striped Dottyback 3-6 cm
Scientific Name Pseudochromis sankeyi Origin Indian Ocean Max Size 8 cm Reef Safe Yes Min Tank Size Medium Diet Carnivore Care Level Moderate Temperament Semi-Aggressive