orchid dottyback

Dottieback orchids are also very common in marine reef aquariums. Its bright purple color attracts the attention and affection of many aquarists. This fish has a black stripe from the beak to the eye, which highlights its beauty. Dottieback orchids are hardy and easy to care for, making them perfect for beginners. This fish is very active, bright and beautiful in color. Fully grown dottybacks measure about 3 inches in length. With proper care, dottyback orchids have a lifespan of 5 years or more. Fish are great for community aquariums as long as the aquariums are not nano aquariums. The dottyback orchid is born as a female, but can become a male. If you have a pair of females, the larger one can become a male to form a pair. He is quite shy and will hide when seen by newcomers. But soon they muster courage and start searching for a new home. Fish are easy to find, but prices can fluctuate based on supply and demand.

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Pisces are peaceful but territorial. The dottyback orchid will occupy the territory of the aquarium and defend it fiercely. The aquarium should have plenty of hiding places such as caves, holes, rock structures, etc. Covering makes them feel safe and helps color develop. The aquarium should have an open swimming area with a substrate. They require lower light intensity than in their natural habitat. High intensity light makes them nervous and stressed. Aquarium temperature should be maintained between 22-28 degrees Celsius.

Dottieback orchids are naturally carnivorous. Feed them meaty foods such as brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, and minced krill. You can also take vitamin fortified flakes and granules. The food should be rich in vitamins and should have a lot of protein so that they do not lose color. The diet should consist of live and frozen foods. Feather worms and zooplankton are also in their diet. Orchid

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Dottiebacks show some aggression towards similar species as well as individuals of similar color and shape. Girls, Clowns, Angels, Surgeons, Triggers and some races will make good tank companions. Keep them with breeds of similar temperament and size. Once posted, they monitor them for any conflicts that arise. Remember, the bigger the tank, the less likely it is to fight. Light fish will be disturbed by point orchids.

Maintenance : Easy

Age : 5 years and above

Size : 3 inches

Temperament : Semi-aggressive

Aquarium Size : 40 Litres.

Temperature : 22-28 degree Celsius

Diet : Mainly meat products.
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