Fridmani Pseudochromis (Pseudochromis fridmani)
Family: Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks)
Natural Range: Red Sea
Depth: 3 to 197 ft. Size: 2.7 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 10+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Caution
Diet: Crustaceans, small worms
Natural History: The Fridmani Pseudochromis is usually found on vertical rock faces or beneath overhanging coral or rock, taking refuge in small holes and recesses. It is associated with taking refuge in soft corals and sea fans. It is observed in groups of up to 8 in a square meter.
Husbandry: The Fridmani Pseudochromis is a high-demand aquarium fish. It is less aggressive than most other pseudochromids and usually tolerates other gobies and wrasses well. It does aggressively protect its refuge against intruders. It is one of the best community pseudochromids. It should be housed singly unless the aquarium is large and there are numerous hiding places. If one Fridmani Pseudochromis begins to stalk another, then they have to be separated.
Reproduction: This species has been bred in captivity which has greatly increased its availability.
AKA: Orchid Dottyback, Fridman's Dottyback, King Solomon's Dottyback
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