Twolined Dottyback (Pseudochromis bitaeniatus)
Family: Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks)
Natural Range: Great Barrier Reef, Indo-Pacific Region, Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 7 to 125 ft. Size: 2.7 in. Jumps: No Space: 10+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Benthic Invertebrates
Natural History: The Twolined Dottyback is found on reef faces, slopes, and dropoffs. It prefers to aggregate near large stony corals, macroalgae, or sponges for cover.
Husbandry: The Twolined Dottyback is considered a hardy aquarium fish. It should be housed in an aquarium with live rock that provides plenty of hiding places. It is aggressive and should be kept with aggressive tankmates. It may attack and kill ornamental shrimp or small fish. If housed in a larger aquarium, it generally is less aggressive provided that it has plenty of hiding places to take refuge in.
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