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Old 07-10-2013, 12:43 PM   #1
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Orchid Dottyback

Today is a great day I scored two free Orchid Dottybacks. These will be my first fish not by choice but if I don't take them they will probably be destroyed.

Any opinion on this species?
I see some online for $80 so the price is right on these two fish.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:46 PM   #2
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Now I'm seeing them for $35 or so......that one site had them for $80 I'd say they are priced high
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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I like dottybacks. They are usually pretty active in my tank when I have them. Add them at the same time, as they usually don't enjoy the company of each other. How big of a tank?
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40b with 20 sump/refug
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Might be pushing it. Introduce them at the same time. Long acclimation in the bags so they can get used to seeing each other.
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are they a pair? they're nasty fish. I returned mine after it terrorized my entire 75gal
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They are paired....the university of maine is giving them to me. So they have been together for a while now.
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They are paired....the university of maine is giving them to me. So they have been together for a while now.
If they're a pair, then I see very little aggression between the two. Just keep an eye out when you add other tankmates.
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