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Old 04-16-2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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Dottybacks, who's got them

I've become obsessed with these guys. I have a red elongated one in my BC29 and a Springeri and Fridmani in my other. Yes, I have two in one tank. I added them both at the same time and have no issues at all, in fact, they hang out together. What do you got? I'm looking for pics possibly, of the indigo dottyback (not neon).
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:46 PM   #2
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I have a Bicolor an it is fine he swims around and eats great I totally recommend them.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:57 AM   #3
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I have a bicolor also they have the best petsonalities
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Yeah, My red and fridmani's personalities are the best. They are so curious and always coming to the front of the tank when I come by.
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Any of you have firefish together I have heard stories and rumors about two together but mine are like best friends they even cuddle together in the same house rock with each other my dottyback likes to pick on them and scare them out of their house lol
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Glad to hear of the interest in dottybacks. I haven't kept any myself for well over a decade, but though the years I guess I've kept 20 or so different species. I'm currently working on the descriptions of several new species, mostly from deepwater in Indonesia. Several others that I described within the past few years are starting to appear in the hobby. I've been chipping away on a guide to dottybacks and eelblennies (over 150 species), which I hope to complete in the next couple of years. Anyway, good to hear that there's interest in the group .... may spur me on to work a little faster on the guide book.

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Old 04-17-2013, 09:52 AM   #7
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I really like Dottybacks also. I had a Diadem (Purple Stripe) in a 55g I had, but I lost him after Hurricane Irene back in 2011. It was very interesting because he grew a pretty good amount in the time that I had him, from LFS to August 2011.
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I've become obsessed with these guys. I have a red elongated one in my BC29 and a Springeri and Fridmani in my other. Yes, I have two in one tank. I added them both at the same time and have no issues at all, in fact, they hang out together. What do you got? I'm looking for pics possibly, of the indigo dottyback (not neon).
I have an indigo in my 55 reef. Great fish. Very fast when it wants to move, but will hang out under overhangs. Ill try to snap a picture when I get home from work. I got him after reading about it being a hybrid of the purple and striped dottybacks (if I remember correctly) and it being so different from any other dottyback.
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I have the sunrise and orchid great fish and bred in captivity. Easy to keep and bred at ORA much healthier and great looking fish. Petco were I live gets some very nice ones.
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I'll tell you guys one thing, if anyone is planning on getting one, I REALLY recommend the red elongated dottyback. In the stores, their coloring is a little subdued, but after feeding them mysis, mine has grown (in only two months) and the coloring is fantastic. Jet black tail with a yellow outline, purplish/pink body and a bright orangish/pink head. His personality is almost like a dog. Even when one of my black ocs clown's tries to bully him, he stands his ground. It's very cool.
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