There was once a time when you could walk into any decent aquarium shop and have a wide range of dottyback species available for purchase. This group of fish was a staple of the hobby but they have nearly disappeared. Aside from the typical purple, royal and diadema dottybacks, it seems that the more desirable dottybacks such as the fridmani, neon, sankeyi, sunrise and sailfin have become increasingly scarce in the aquarium hobby. Sure you still see these captive raised but these specimens are usually of relatively poor quality with crooked mouths, humpbacks, malformed fins and other deformities with an overall lack of color and vibrance. So what say you? does your LFS seem to stock decent dottybacks or are these once highly sought after fish seemignly gone from their spotlight of popularity? Let us know your thoughts by hitting us up in the comments.