The Sunrise Dottyback (Pseudochromis flavivertex) is also known as the Sunrise Pseudochromis and the Blue Flavivertex Dottyback. They have primarily a blue colored body with yellow shades at the fins and a long splash of bright yellow running along the underside of the dorsal fin.
The Sunrise Dottyback will add life and 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 Sunrise 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.
Sunrise Dottyback 3-6 cm
Scientific Name Pseudochromis flavivertex Origin North America Max Size 8 cm Reef Safe Yes Min Tank Size Medium Diet Carnivore Care Level Moderate Temperament Semi-Aggressive