The color of the Purple Dottyback, also known as the Magenta Dottyback or Purple Pseudochromis, is best described as magenta.
A 30 gallon or larger aquarium should be provided. It may become aggressive towards other Pseudochromis or fish with similar body shapes. It is easy to keep in an aquarium when provided with numerous hiding places.
The diet consists of meaty foods such as brine shrimp and prepared frozen foods. Foods should be enriched and varied in order to preserve its beautiful coloration.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2-1/2"
Charles L Drexel Hill, PA
Absolutely my favorite fish, period! Quick, agile, and very friendly. Will come right up to the glass and investigate. Will eat a wide variety of foods. Very hardy species, very territorial as well. Make sure you place this fish in the aquarium last or it will harass any fish of similar shape and/or size.
Very cool looking fish, will eat almost anything. However, VERY aggressive. Had to get rid of him because he was terrorizing the other fish to the point where they would not come out of hiding anymore. He was the smallest in the tank but that did not stop him from being the king of it. Buy with caution