Dottybacks are another brightly colored basslet found in the Red Sea
and Gulf of Aden. Our broodstock originates from Egyptian waters and
produce the bluest Sunrise Dottybacks available in the industry.
They have a dorsal yellow stripe from
the snout to the tail, and have a blue body with 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 color differences between the male
and female Sunrise Dottyback. Although there are color 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.