Orange Dottyback (Pseudochromis aldabraensis)

Also known as Arabian Blueline Dottyback, Arabian Blue-lined Dottyback, Arabian Dottyback, Neon Dottyback, Neon Dottyback Aldabraensis

Description

Also known as Arabian Blueline Dottyback, Arabian Blue-lined Dottyback, Arabian Dottyback, Neon Dottyback, Neon Dottyback Aldabraensis.

Found singly close to shelter over off-shore coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on crustaceans, worms and zooplankton.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 0-25m
Widespread Indian Ocean

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/26181

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