The Neon Dottyback, has yellows and reds on the body with blue stripes that run along the top and in the fins.
A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with hiding places should be provided. It should be housed with moderately aggressive larger fish. It may eat ornamental shrimp, but makes an excellent predator of bristle worms in the reef aquarium.
The diet should consist of meaty foods including brine shrimp and prepared frozen foods.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2-1/2"
David C. Lake Como, NJ
I have this fish in my 150 gal. along with some different Chromis, a Foxface, Angels, a cleaner wrasse, and a Sleek Unincorn Tang. He does not bother any of my corals and leaves the inverts alone for the most part. He does inspect everything and wags his tail at the corals looking for food, but I've found him to be very peaceful. He will readily eat flake food offered and frozen foods. He is an active fish that is out always and has amazing color.
Adding any Pseudochromis to your reef tank is a commitment. Once they're in, they're pretty hard to get out so make sure you are prepared to limit the types of fish you can have in your tank. My Neon Pseudo has caused much larger Fairy Wrasses and Anthias to hide in the top corners of the tank and never quite get acclimated. My 75 gallon tank also has lots of live rock for cover too. Often the more desireable and expensive fish end up jumping out of the tank or dying of starvation. Really cool fish though they have attitudes. If you are aware of their temperament and house them with the appropriate tank mates, they are a welcome addition to a reef setup though.