Electric Indigo Dottyback

$39.99

Pseudochromis fridmani x sankeyi

After releasing the Indigo Dottyback in 2006, we continued working to refine this hybrid for its most desirable characteristics. The end result is the Electric Indigo Dottyback.

The Electric Indigo differs from its predecessors by having a three color scheme instead of two. The black band running down the center of the body is more defined than that of an Indigo and the bottom portion of the fish is fresh white in color. Its most striking feature is the light blue to turquoise coloration on top. The Electric Indigo exhibits the elegant caudal filament found in its Striped Dottyback lineage.

Like the Indigo Dottyback, the Electric Indigo can readily change its color depending on its mood or comfort level. Once settled in they are simply stunning. As far as Dottybacks go, the Electric Indigo is rather peaceful.

How We House Our Fish

All of our fish are housed in dedicated captive bred fish systems. Each of these systems is dedicated to a single breeder and used to house the captive bred fish we receive from them. Great care is taken to ensure these systems do not get cross contaminated. We only introduce new fish into these systems when receiving an order from that system's breeder.

We do this as it allows us to ensure our fish are pest free without the need for medications. However, should any pest turn up we can and will medicate these systems.

Medicating fish

Medicating fish is hard on them and diminishes their overall health. While medicating is a good precaution to take with all wild fish, captive bred fish from a trusted breeder can forgo medications and ultimately will be much healthier because of it.

That being said, when exposed to a tank where pests are already present, likely from an unmedicated wild fish being in the tank, these captive bred fish are by no means immune and can be infected. So it's important that all wild fish introduced to your system go through a proper quarantine.

Observation and Inspection

Upon arrival all of our fish go through an observation period of one to two weeks, depending on how long their journey to our facility was. During the observation period, the fish are inspected to ensure they are eating, aren't showing any visible signs of stress or pests, and otherwise look healthy. If they pass our inspection, they will be made available on our website.