Strawberry Dottyback

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Unless specified as WYSIWYG, the photographs are a representative sample and the product you receive may be slightly different in shape and coloration. Many factors can influence the appearance of corals such as stressful events like shipping, lighting changes, intensity, spectrum, water chemistry, and overall nutrition. Typically speaking if corals lose color during transit they will recover them in a relatively short period in optimal conditions.
 
 
 
 
 

Strawberry Dottyback
CARE LEVEL TEMPERAMENT DIET
REEF SAFE
Easy Semi-Aggressive
Carnivore
Yes
PURCHASE SIZE MAX SIZE
ORIGIN
TANK SIZE
APPROX 1" 3"
Indo-Pacific 30g
SG
TEMPERATURE
dKH
pH
1.020-1.025 72-78F
8-12
8.1-8.4

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Pseudochromis porphyreus

A bright splash of purple brings vibrant coloration to your reef. The Strawberry Dottyback also known as the Purple Pseudochromis, or Purple Dottyback is actually more magenta in coloration. Sometimes called the strawberry chromis. You should only house one purple pseudochromis as they may become particularly aggressive towards their own species.  

It can be an excellent addition to the right community reef or an aquarium where the Dottyback will be one of the smaller fish in the tank which would essential deter any aggression they may otherwise exhibit. Dottybacks can often be quite the bullies especially against smaller and more timid species. They should not be added to aquariums with smaller, timid or hesitant feeders. They are best kept with tangs, larger damselfish, hawkish, angelfish, squirrels, parrots or other fish that are not easily bullied.

The diet of the Purple Dottyback should consist of meaty foods like brine shrimp, mysis shrimp or other frozen varieties. As with all marine fish, foods should be enriched with vitamins for optimal coloration and health. Over time the Pseudochromis may acclimate to high-quality flake foods.

Pseudochromis along with other fish, corals and invertebrates will also benefit greatly from live phytoplankton which is readily available to them in the wild.

For more information about this species and more visit our Marine Fish Care Blog.

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