ORA is set to release another captive raised fish to the aquarium world. The ORA Elongate Dottyback (Pseudochromis elongatus) has a bright orange face, gray body with hints of orange, and a black tail with faint orange outlines. Their relatively small size and friendly nature should make this fish fairly popular among reef tanks and nano aquariums.
Here’s a news release from ORA:
The Elongate Dottyback is a rarely imported species known only from Sulawesi and the Molucca islands of Indonesia. This small 2 inch Dottyback is hardy and feeds easily on pellet and frozen foods. They have a black body with a red to orange head and tail, and are sometimes called the floppy-tail Dottyback. This coveted species appears to be considerably less aggressive than most of the other Dottyback species that ORA raises. Their diminutive size coupled with an agreeable attitude makes them a perfect addition to today’s popular Nano-Reef systems. Now aquacultured by ORA, this uncommon species is now available to all.
No word on pricing or availability quite yet, but I expect these fish to be in the mid-$20 range and fairly abundant, depending on your local stores ordering habits.