Splendid Dottyback (Manonichthys splendens)
A blue-colored Dottyback with numerous yellow dotted lines running longitudinally through the body. A black stripe is sometimes seen running through the operculum. The caudal fin is yellow.
Manonicthys splendens is a carnivore of worms and other small invertebrates.
Range extends from Flores, Moluccas, and Irian-Java southward to northwest Australia.
This species is aggressive towards conspecifics and other species within their territory.
Usually ignores corals and most invertebrates. They may attack tiny shrimps but are useful to curb the proliferation of bristle worms.
Proaquatix specimens have been weaned to take aquarium pellets and flakes. Freshly frozen invertebrates such as ocean plankton, Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and chopped squid will be readily accepted.