Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-18-2002, 01:25 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Posts: 109
Send a message via ICQ to CaliGal Send a message via MSN to CaliGal
~NEON DOTTYBACK~

I would appreciate any feedback concerning Neon Dottybacks. The references I found prior to purchase regarding this fish all came across as positive for a reef tank. I have added one to my 180g. Thus far I have enjoyed this little guy's curiosity as s/he checks out the new homestead. It certainly is a beautifully colored fish.

Anyone hosting one in a tank or have experience to offer?

Sue
__________________

__________________
180g fish n' coral reef
CaliGal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2002, 04:57 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
Neon Dottybacks....
I loved mine, but there are a few cons to this fish also...

1) They are mean as hell!!!!! I saw one get bit by a snake once and after 3 days of excruciating pain...the snake died!
2) They are mean!
3) Did I mention they are mean?

Seriously, they are mean and should probably be one of the last fish added to the aquarium. Anything added to the tank after them will be hazed worse than any fraternaty pledge, and if it has a body shape or color even close...it's toast. These fish are micro predators, the exploring will never stop, because it's not exploring, it's hunting. If you have a mandarin, do not get one of these fish, they will eat the mandarins food source and still eat the food you put in the tank. Mine was always fat, it looked like it had swallowed a baseball, after food additions, these fish can really pack it away. Other than those things, they are one of the coolest, most active fish you could ever have. Even with the stuff said about them, I love that fish, one of my all time favorite.
__________________

__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2002, 05:37 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Missoula, Montana
Posts: 26
I would have to totally agree with reefrunner69 on this fish! It definately is a beautiful and awesome fish to watch but my wife gave me hers because it caused to much trouble in her 20 gallon mini-reef tank! Johnny
__________________
:fish: AMAZING WHAT WE KEEP IN OUR GLASS BOXES!! :fish:
Montanarocknree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2002, 07:04 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Posts: 109
Send a message via ICQ to CaliGal Send a message via MSN to CaliGal
Thanks so much guys, for your valued experience. I am finding almost everything you mention to be true.

The little guy is EVERYWHERE and an absolute joy to watch. He is in and out of holes, caves, crevices and he traverses the tank all the while. He is always on the move. He does not seem at all interested in bothering any of the corals. (And... now I understand why, when I put my face right up to the front glass, he joined me and stayed there so I could examine him... he is bold!)

The colors are AMAZING on this creature, and his movement, well, I love it. This Neon Dottyback is about an inch long and smaller in girth than a pencil. I will recheck his average in-captivity size. Thus far he has not bothered his brothers and sisters; however, I guess I can look forward (or not) to his active but docile, mind-my-own-business personality to change. It's a joy to catch his racing strip looking body appearing then back into the rockwork and back out in a different place. And he ventures into lower, mid and high in the water column. He is sleek and reminds me of a race car.

It's a VERY interesting and entertaining fish, and... did I mention his COLORS.

Thanks again for the comments!

Sue
__________________
180g fish n' coral reef
CaliGal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
neon

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dottyback thepufflife Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 7 11-09-2008 12:18 AM
Pink Dottyback? MarkW19 Saltwater & Reef - Identification 12 09-10-2007 06:11 PM
Feeding Neon Dottyback? SeeDemTails Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 08-09-2006 05:48 PM
Biocolor Dottyback cardinal Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 04-01-2005 10:26 PM
Attention: Neon Dottyback RE: Seahorses Mermaid Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 05-29-2004 03:17 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.