Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Orchid Dottyback - Captive-Bred
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Orchid Dottyback, Captive-Bred
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Captive-Bred
Orchid Dottyback, Captive-Bred (Pseudochromis fridmani)

Quick Stats

Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 3"
Color Form Purple, Red
Diet Carnivore
Compatibility View Chart
Origin Captive-Bred - USA
Family Pseudochromidae
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Overview

The Captive-Bred Orchid Dottyback, also known as the Fridman's Dottyback, or Fridman's Pseudochromis is an excellent addition to most reef tanks. This gorgeous lavender colored fish has a wonderful personality in the aquarium and will surely become the aquarium favorite. The Orchid Dottybacks are found only in the Red Sea. They can be found in colonies near ledges, where they can dart in and out to feed on the passing zooplankton.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with numerous hiding places should be provided. It will tend to swim in the open after it has become acclimated to its new environment. It may occasionally chase smaller fish but will defend its hiding places from intruders. It will prey on pests such as small mantis shrimp and bristleworms, making this fish ideal for the reef aquarium. If more than one Pseudochromis will be maintained together in the aquarium, it is important to add them at the same time.

The Captive-Bred Orchid Dottyback should be fed a varied diet consisting of foods specifically designed for carnivores. If kept in a reef aquarium, the Captive-Bred Orchid Dottyback should be fed once per day.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-3/4" to 2-1/2"

Customer Testimonials

Kevin S Cambridge , MA
Tank-bred pseudochromis are beautiful, hardy fish, darting in and out of holes in the rockwork. However, they are territorial and will chase and nip at smaller fish introduced into the tank.
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