Sunrise Dottybacks are another brightly coloured basslet found in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. Our broodstock originates from Egyptian waters.
They have a dorsal yellow stripe from the snout to the tail and have a blue/pink body with a white ventral area. They are found living as solitary individuals around coral heads and rock rubble on the bottom.
Generally, they are moderately aggressive in aquariums and can be kept with gobies, blennies, and other small reef fish. Plenty of rocky hiding places should be provided. Feeding is simple, as they will accept most prepared frozen or dry aquarium foods.
Some aquarists report there are colour differences between the male and female Sunrise Dottyback. Although there are colour variations in this species, we have not linked these to sex identification.
P. flavivertex spawns every 8-10 days, eggs hatch in 4 days and are larvae complete metamorphosis in 24-28 days. Single spawns may contain up to 500 eggs.
|1mm PE Pellets
| Minimum Tank Size
|| 30 Gallons
| Fully Grown Size
|| 3 Inches