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Old 04-17-2013, 05:01 PM   #11
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I have a purple dotty back that is at least 8 years old. Gram for gram he it a tough cookie. He doesn't attack anyone, but heaven help any fish that gives him attitude.
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Ughh I want one!
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It's good to see there are more species available now. I'm not sure I'm too fussed about the indigo dottyback (Pseudochromis fridmani X sankeyi), particularly when there are so many much more spectacular species out there without resorting to hybrids. It's good that P. elongatus is readily available, but there are quite a few other small, relatively common species that don't seem to make it into the trade (or at least not with any regularity). Do an image search on some of the following to see what I mean: Anisochromis (there are four species, including an undescribed one, all of which only grow a little over an inch; male Anisochromis kenyae are particularly cute - Image from FishWise Professional - Encyclopedia of Life); members of the Pseudoplesiopinae (Amsichthys, Chlidichthys, Lubbockichthys, Pectinochromis and Pseudoplesiops .... most are well under 2 inches), and some of the smaller Pseudochromis (P. striatus, P. luteus, P. coccinicauda, P. cyanotaenia, P. melanurus, P. tapeinosoma). Perhaps some of the commercial breeders could source breeding stock to make these species more readily available.

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Beautiful fish, thanks for sharing!
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What kind of dotty back is this
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Hellafish, that's Pseudochromis elongatus (yellow-head or elongate dottyback), which is from eastern Indonesia. There are a couple of very similar species: Pseudochromis fuligifinis - soot-tail dottyback - from the Philippines is a little drabber in coloration than P. elongatus; P. striatus - striped dottyback - from the northern Philippines, Taiwan and southern Japan - has a series of narrow black stripes on the side. All three species have the characteristic black marking on the tail.

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I love his color! Do you find him to be pretty aggressive?
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