Orchid Dottyback

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

  1. FAMILY - Cyprinodontiformes

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Pseudochromis Fridmani

    COMMON NAME - Orchid Dottyback (Fridman's Dottyback)

    SIZE - 2.8" (7 cm)

    RANGE - Red Sea

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

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


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Excellent, may eat bristleworms.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Can be housed singly, in mated pairs, or in small groups provided the tank is large enough with plenty of live rock and hiding places. May pester smaller more docile species, larger aggressive tankmates may intimidate it into hiding and not eating. Very hardy and easy to feed, will defend its shelter from intrusion by tankmates.

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