Magenta Dottyback

Species information for the Magenta Dottyback, in the Dottybacks category.

  1. FAMILY - Cyprinodontiformes

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Pseudochromis Porphyreus

    COMMON NAME - Magenta Dottyback (Purple Dottyback, Strawberry Dottyback)

    SIZE - 2.4" (6 cm)

    RANGE - Western and South Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 20 US Gal (76 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Meaty foods, including marine fish, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, live, fresh, and frozen marine fare for carnivores. Feed daily.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat ornamental shrimps.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Although less aggressive than other dottybacks it still may be a problem in the passive community tank, is aggressive towards fire gobies, dart gobies, grammas, small non aggressive fish. If introduced simultaneously more than one can be housed in a larger tank 90 US Gal ( 341 L) if plenty of hiding places are provided, will accept most fresh or prepared foods, offer a varied enriched diet to help keep the color intensity.

    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 23, 2014
    jhnrb, May 2, 2009