McCulloch‘s Dottyback (Cypho purpurascens)

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McCulloch‘s Dottyback

Cypho purpurascens

114 Litres (30 US G.)

7.6-10.2cm (3-4 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

7-10 years

Family

Pseudochromidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

McCulloch's Dottyback, Oblique-lined Dottyback


Origin

Reefs in the coral sea

Sexing

The males have an elongated, bright red body with purple accents on both the fins, and the edge of its scales. The females also have an elongated body, but their coloration ranges from purple within the head area, to red, and yellow towards the tail.

Tank compatibility

Semi-aggressive; could be tyrants to conspecifics; one pair per tank unless tank is very large

Diet

Carnivorous, will ignore invertebrates, and can be possible bristleworm control

Feeding regime

Feed several times a day.

Environment Specifics

Reef tank

Behaviour

Be careful of tankmates selected as they might be bullied

Identification

Is red, with blue edging for males, purple with yellow tail in females

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