Sunrise Dottybacks are another brightly colored basslet found in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. They have a yellow stripe dorsally from the snout to the tail, and have a blue body with white ventral area. They are found living as solitary individuals around coral heads and rock rubble on the bottom.
Generally, they are moderately aggressive in aquariums and can be kept with gobies, blennies and other small reef tank fish. Plenty of rocky hiding places should be provided. Feeding is simple, as they will accept most frozen brine or mysis shrimp type aquarium foods.
Some aquarists report there are color differences between the male and female Sunrise Dottyback. Although there are color variations in this species, we have not linked these to sex identification.