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ORA Debuts Black Neon Dottyback Hybrid at MACNA

Dottyback is a cross between Pseudochromis aldabraensis and P. springeri.

August 30, 2013

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Florida's Oceans, Reefs & Aquariums (Fort Pierce, Fla.) is showcasing its latest dottyback, the black neon dottyback (Pseudochromis aldabraensis x springeri) at MACNA 2013 in South Florida, the aquaculture facility announced on its Facebook page.

The black neon dottyback is the result of breeding Neon dottybacks (Pseudochromis aldabraensis) with Springeri dottybacks (P. springeri). The facility began work on this hybrid species after success with the Indigo dottyback, noting the similarities between the morphology and behavior of both species of fish.

Black neon dottyback from ORA
Black neon dottyback from ORA. Photo courtesy ORA

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The result is the black neon dottyback, which according to ORA, has the same traits of its parents and has the capability to change color on its rear, from jet black to a rust color.


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Mike    Columbia, TN

9/5/2013 9:05:44 AM

Interesting! I hope that everyone's weekend was both great and safe,enjoyed the recent holiday that we've had,having a good week and has another good weekend,plus I also hope that they have a nice Grandparent's Day! That goes for last year and all the other years that I've missed.

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