They have a dorsal yellow stripe 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 fish. Plenty of rocky hiding places should be provided. Feeding is simple, as they will accept most prepared frozen or dry 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.