Strawberry Pseudochromis (Pictichromis porphyrea)
Family: Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 7 to 213 ft. Size: 2.5 in. Jumps: No Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Small fish, benthic crustaceans
Natural History: The Strawberry Pseudochromis is found individually in rich coral areas outer reef slopes and channel walls. It often hides in crevices created by rock and coral.
Husbandry: The Strawberry Pseudochromis is best kept in a system with plenty of live rock to offer numerous hiding places. This species is likely to be aggressive with other small and brightly-colored tankmates. It should be housed in a semi-aggressive species system. This species may pose a threat to small ornamental crustaceans.
AKA: Purple Dottyback
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