Red Spotted Pseudochromis (Pseudochromis sp.)
Family: Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean
Depth: ? ft. Size: 4 in. Jumps: No Space: 50+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Caution
Diet: Small fish, benthic crustaceans
Natural History: The Red Spotted Pseudochromis is a newly described species (discovered 2002) that has not yet been scientifically named. Little is known of its reef biology. It is likely found in coral-rich and rocky reef areas where it darts among the rocks for food and refuge.
Husbandry: The Red Spotted Pseudochromis should be housed in an aquarium with live rock for it to hide within and hunt around. Its disposition is reported to be less aggressive than other dottybacks but it should not be trusted with small fish or ornamental crustaceans. It should be housed with other aggressive species of fish. It should be housed singly unless a male-female pair can be obtained.
Reproduction: Males court females and lead them to a refuge where eggs are laid and fertilized. The male guards the eggs and aerates them until they hatch.
AKA: Red Spot Pseudochromis
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