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- Royal Dottyback
- Bicolour Pseudochromis
Easily recognised by its vivid purple or pink head and yellow posterior
Max size: 7cm
Anything that lives in symbiosis, parasitic or opportunistically with it.
Generally very aggresive and territorial towards fish much larger than itself
100 litres minimum to avoid territorial aggresion
Daily feeding of frozen or fresh Brine and Mysis shrimp, prepared meaty foods or commercially available pellets and flakes.
Depending on age and enviroment
Things that adversely effect it, such as bacterial infections, parasites etc.
Not advisable to house more than one in a single tank.
Should not be housed with fish of similar appearance or colouring
Eats bristle worms and pods and may kill smaller ornamental shrimp
There has been many succesfull attempts of captive breeding
Western Pacific: Indonesia (Java and Sulawesi) to Vanuatu; Palau in Micronesia.
Found in shallow coastal to deep outer-reef drop-offs
Generally a very hardy beginner fish, but take due care selecting tank mates.
- Fishes Suitable for the Invertebrate Aquarium: The Dwarf Basslets (Pseudochromidae) by J. Charles Delbeek - Atoll
- Pseudochromis paccagnellae - FishBase
- (http://www.fishbase.org): Froese, R., Pauly, D. Fish Base, World Wide Web electronic publication, 2008, Retrieved: 12 March 2011, http://filaman.ifm-geomar.de/summary/SpeciesSummary.php?id=12647.