Gold-ring Dottyback (Pseudochromis oligochrysus)

Also known as Pacific Dottyback, Pacific Gregory

Description

Also known as Pacific Dottyback, Pacific Gregory.

Found over hard bottoms amongst rubble and under coral overhangs in deep surge zones and strong currents of reefs.
They feed on fish and small invertebrates.
Length - 5cm
Depth - 25-65m
Pacific Ocean - Indonesia

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/66415

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