Blue-striped Dottyback (Pseudochromis springeri)

Also known as Dottyback Springeri, Red Sea Dottyback, Springeri Dottyback, Springer's Dottyback, Springer's Pseudochromis

Description

Also known as Dottyback Springeri, Red Sea Dottyback, Springeri Dottyback, Springer's Dottyback, Springer's Pseudochromis.

Found singly or in pairs hiding in branching corals over lagoons and fringing reefs.
They feed on fish and small invertebrates.
Both shy and territorial.
Length - 5.5cm
Depth - 2-60m
Western Indian Ocean - Red Sea

Dottybacks are usually small and often brightly coloured.
They live inside the reefs structure, often at the back of caves and are very territorial and aggressive.
Females lay eggs which are guarded by the males who pick them up in their mouths on a regular basis to mix and aerate them. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/24441

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