Fish Guide

Indigo Pseudochromis   (Pseudochromis sankeyi x fridmani)
Family: Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks)
Natural Range: Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific Region, Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 3 to 197 ft.   Size: 3 in.   Jumps: Yes   Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Caution
Diet: Crustaceans, small worms
Natural History: The Indigo Pseudochromis is a hybrid of the Sankey's and Orchid Dottyback. Both parent species are considered colonial and are usually found on vertical rock faces or beneath overhanging coral or rock, taking refuge in small holes and recesses.
Husbandry: The Indigo Pseudochromis is a high-demand aquarium fish. Its temperament is likely between the more aggressive Sankey's and less aggressive Orchid Dottybacks. Considering that both parent species are colonial, it is likely to be the same. It should be housed singly unless the aquarium is large and there are numerous hiding places. If one Indigo Pseudochromis begins to stalk another, then they have to be separated.

AKA: Indigo Dottyback

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