Pseudochromis / Dottyback
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Pseudochromis / Dottyback
Pseudochromis / Dottybacks are a Carnivorous Fish of the Order Perciformes. A small, bright colored body is the most typical feature of a Pseudochromis / Dottyback. Fresh Marine brings to you a wide array of Pseudochromis / Dottyback species. Prior to proceeding to them however, let us look at the common features of Pseudochromis / Dottyback.Compatibility.
Pseudochromis / Dottybacks are aggressive & Territorial in nature, which is coupled with their Carnivorous food habit. Therefore, they should not be kept with other Small & Peaceful Fish, including Ornamental Shrimps. Owing to their aggressive disposition, it is advisable to keep only one or one mating pair of Pseudochromis in a tank. Most of the Pseudochromis are Reef Compatible and can be kept with Squirrelfish, Tangs, Surgeons, Live Corals, Live Rocks, and Invertebrates.
Habit & Habitat. Pseudochromis / Dottybacks are found on Coral Reefs or Rocky areas in Tropical Waters throughout the world.
Morphology. Pseudochromis / Dottyback is a bold, bright, beautiful, small, and hardy fish with a slender body, measuring 3"-7’ in length.
Ideal Marine Aquarium Environment. Pseudochromis / Dottyback requires high alkalinity with a Specific Gravity of 1.020-1.025, a pH of 8.1-8.4, and a Temperature of 72-78°F in the aquarium. Pseudochromis / Dottybacks, due to their small size, require a well-lit aquarium of minimum 30Gallons capacity. Pseudochromis / Dottybacks actively feed on Bristle Worms and keep their population under control. Place Live Rocks, Ledges, and Caves in your aquarium for Pseudochromis / Dottyback to hide behind. In addition, the tank should be large enough to provide ample swimming space to Pseudochromis / Dottyback.
Aquarium Feeding. Pseudochromis / Dottybacks are Omnivores and feed on Plankton, Mysis & Brine Shrimps, Krills, small Crustaceans, and Worms. In addition, some Pseudochromis / Dottybacks are feisty despite their small size.
Aquarium Breeding. Pseudochromis / Dottybacks are Hermaphrodite and are therefore difficult to breed in aquarium.
Care. Pseudochromis / Dottybacks are easy to maintain.Some of the best selling Pseudochromis / Dottybacks available at Fresh Marine are listed below. These Pseudochromis / Dottybacks are classified according to their Families.Family: Pseudochromidae.
Diadema / Purple Stripe Pseudochromis (Pseudochromis diadema). Also known as, Diadem Dottybackand Diadem Pseudochromis, these Pseudochromis / Dottybacks have a Yellow colored body with Purple Stripes running across the length of their body and reaching up to the Dorsal Fins. Growing up to 1.5”–2”, in length, these Pseudochromis / Dottybacks require a minimum of 30Gallons tank capacity.
Flavivertex Dotty back Fish (Pseudochromis flavivertex). Also known as, Sunrise Dottyback Fish and Blue Dottyback, these Pseudochromis / Dottybacks have a Blue colored body with Yellow sunshine shades at the Fins and to the Eyes. Growing up to 4” long, Pseudochromis / Dottybacks require a minimum of 30Gallons tank size.
Fridmani Dotty back Fish (Pseudochromis fridmani). Also known as, Orchid Dottyback & Fridman’s Dottyback Fish, these Pseudochromis / Dottybacks are one of the most beautiful among all and are available in bright Violet color with a Black Stripe that runs from the Lip over the Eye on to the edge of the Gill Cover. The Scales of the Fridmani Dottyback fish bear a Dark Spot at the back. These Scales give a shaded appearance to these fishes. Growing up to 3” in length, Pseudochromis / Dottybacks require a tank size of minimum 20Gallons.
Royal Dotty back fish (Pseudochromis paccagnellae). Also known as, Bi-color Pseudochromis Dottyback Fish, this Pseudochromis / Dottyback is a fish with pure, natural colors. The front part is dominated by Violet and the back half is a blend of Orange & Yellow. Growing up to a maximum of 3”, a 10Gallons capacity tank would be sufficient for these fish.
Springeri Dotty back fish (Pseudochromis springeri). Also known as, Springer's Bluestriped Dottyback Fish, Springer’s Dottyback, Springer’s Pseudochromis, and Springeri Pseudochromis, these Pseudochromis / Dottybacks have a dark Blue colored body with three vertical face bands of Light Blue & Deep Blue at the edges of the Fins. Growing up to 3” in length, these Pseudochromis / Dottybacks require a minimum of 30Gallons tank capacity.
Strawberry Purple Dotty back fish (Pseudochromis porphyreus). Also known as, Magenta Dottyback, Strawberry Gamma, Purple Dottyback, & Strawberry Dottyback Fish, these Pseudochromis / Dottybacks have a Purple colored body. Growing up to 2.5” in length, these Pseudochromis / Dottybacks require a minimum of 20Gallons tank capacity.Family: Callichthyidae.
Splendid Dotty back fish (Pseudochromis splendens). Also known as Allen's Dottyback Fish and Splendid Pseudochromis, these Pseudochromis / Dottybacks grow up to a size of around 3”. The males are slightly brighter than female. These fish are peaceful.
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