Springeri Pseudochromis (Pseudochromis springeri)
Family: Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks)
Natural Range: Red Sea
Depth: 7 to 197 ft. Size: 1.5 in. Jumps: Yes Space: 10+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Crustaceans, small worms
Natural History: The Springeri Pseudochromis is fouind on reef faces and slopes among branching corals. It is colored similarly to cleaner wrasses and may enjoy some protection from predation as a result. It is sometimes observed acting as a cleaner species on the reef. This dottyback is sometimes found in turbid reef zones.
Husbandry: The Springeri Dottyback is considered a hardy aquarium fish. This dottyback will likely be aggressive toward other smaller tankmates, including gobies and anthias. It should only be housed in a covered aquarium since it is a good jumper. This species is reported to eat small bristleworms. Only one Springeri Dottyback should be housed per aquarium, unless the tank is very large.
AKA: Springer's Dottyback
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