Green Wolf Pseudochromis (Congrogadus subducens)
Family: Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 0 to 20 ft. Size: 17.5 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Caution
Diet: Small fish, crustaceans
Natural History: The Green Wolf Pseudochromis is generally found in very shallow water near or in the intertidal zone. It is often observed in hiding among rocks in crevices, and may actually squirm out of the water to move from one tidepool to another. It is also observed in seagrass beds on sand, mud, and rubble bottoms. It can alter its color to match the rock and rubble it is resting on.
Husbandry: The Green Wolf Pseudochrimis is a very hardy aquarium fish. It will eat most types of crustacean offerings, and is reported to be especially fond of crayfish. It should be housed with larger fish that are not particularly aggressive, such as squirrelfish or tangs. It should be kept singly since it is likely to be aggressive with its own kind. It should not be housed with smaller fish or ornamental crustaceans since it will eat them. This fish will learn the sight of its owner and swim into the open for food.
Reproduction: This species is reported to breed in captivity. Males are believed to grow larger than females. Females build and guard a nest of fertilized eggs. The female excludes the male during brooding and the male should not be housed with her at that time. The young are reported to be easy to raise.
AKA: Carpet Eel Blenny, Green Wolf Eel, Mud Blenny
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