Fish Guide

Yellow Pseudochromis   (Pseudochromis fuscus)
Family: Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 3 to 98 ft.   Size: 4 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Small fish, benthic crustaceans
Natural History: The Yellow Pseudochromis is found individually in rich coral areas of lagoon patch reefs and tidepools. It is bolder than other pseudochromids and spends more time in the open. This pseudochromid is observed to feed heavily on fish larvae settling out of the plankton, especially damselfish larvae.
Husbandry: The Yellow Pseudochromis spends considerable amounts of time in the open space of an aquarium, unlike its relatives. Its disposition is variable 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: Dusky Dottyback, Yellow Dottyback

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