Blue Eye Royal Dottyback (Pictichromis dinar)

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Blue Eye Royal Dottyback

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Blue Eye Royal Dottyback

Pictichromis dinar

114 Litres (30 US G.)

6.4-7.6cm (2.5-3 ")


8.1 - 8.5

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-5 years




Females are slightly more slender than males. Not much is known about their reproduction.

Tank compatibility[edit]

Can be aggressive and territorial, keep one per tank. Keep with larger fish such as Tangs, and larger Clownfish. Smaller mild-tempered fish are liable to be attacked and bullied by this fish.


An aggressive and territorial fish despite it's small size.


Can easily be mistaken for Pictichromis paccagnellae, however P.dinar has a much more vivid blue eye, compared to P.paccagnellae which is more purple in colour. P.dinar also has a lyre shape to its caudal fin, lacking in P.paccagnellae. The colour margin between the magnificent maroon anterior and brilliant yellow posterior features a transitional band of colour.


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