With its beautiful vivid color, the Dusky Dottyback makes a beautiful addition to your aquarium. It spends most of its time patrolling open areas of the reef aquarium. Its color ranges from canary yellow to a 'dusky' purple/brown that adds a splash of hues in the tank. It grows up to 4 inches and makes a good addition to smaller aquariums. The Dusky Dottyback need to be added in a tank of minimum 30 gallon, and it won?t be intimidated by other fish and will defend its territory, even against fish of two to three times its size. It may nip over the small ornamental shrimps that makes it reef safe but with caution. The Dusky Dottyback feeds on meaty foods that include brine shrimp and prepared frozen foods, and vitamin enriched diet to maintain the color through out. It thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit and pH of 8.1-8.4. The Dusky Dottyback is easy to care for and makes it a good choice for a beginner aquarist. The Dusky Dottyback is semi aggressive and territorial at times, and should not be housed with small or docile fishes. It may jump out of the aquarium when frightened and need to be kept in a tightly closed aquarium. The Dusky Dottyback is best to house it with tangs, large damselfish, hawkfish, angelfish, squirrels, parrots and other large fish that are not bullied easily.