Bicolor Dottyback

lg 72472 Bicolor Dottyback
Latin name: (Pictichromis paccagnellae)

Care Level





Purple, Yellow



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons



A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is highly recommended for housing a Bicolor Dottyback. This fish is known to be confident and territorial, and will even defend its territory against fish two to three times its size. It is important to keep in mind that this species of fish is a predator of nuisance bristleworms and ornamental shrimp, so they should not be included in the tank. Furthermore, it is important to provide plenty of hiding spots to ensure the Bicolor Dottyback is comfortable in its new home. Additionally, providing a variety of live rock and coral will provide the fish with a natural environment to explore.

The ideal diet should consist of high-quality, meaty foods such as brine shrimp and prepared frozen foods. To ensure optimal health, these foods should be varied and supplemented with vitamin-enriched flakes. Additionally, it is important to feed the fish several times each day, in small amounts. This will ensure that fish receive the nutrients they need, while still minimizing any potential waste. Feeding the fish in this manner will help them remain in peak physical condition.

Some common uses for this size range include jewelry, buttons, and hairpins.

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