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.
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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.