McCulloch‘s Dottyback (Cypho purpurascens)

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McCulloch‘s Dottyback

Cypho purpurascens

114 Litres (30 US G.)

7.6-10.2cm (3-4 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

7-10 years

Family

Pseudochromidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

McCulloch's Dottyback, Oblique-lined Dottyback


Origin[edit | edit source]

Reefs in the coral sea


Sexing[edit | edit source]

The males have an elongated, bright red body with purple accents on both the fins, and the edge of its scales. The females also have an elongated body, but their coloration ranges from purple within the head area, to red, and yellow towards the tail.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Semi-aggressive; could be tyrants to conspecifics; one pair per tank unless tank is very large


Diet[edit | edit source]

Carnivorous, will ignore invertebrates, and can be possible bristleworm control


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed several times a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Reef tank


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Be careful of tankmates selected as they might be bullied


Identification[edit | edit source]

Is red, with blue edging for males, purple with yellow tail in females

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