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Bicolor Pseudochromis

posted: 05/15/12
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Bicolor Pseudochromis
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The Bicolor Pseudochromis, also known as the Bicolor Dottyback or Royal Dottyback, is two bold colors; the anterior portion is purple and the posterior portion is bright yellow.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium should be provided. The Bicolor Pseudochromis will not be intimidated by other fish and will defend its territory against fish two to three times its size. It will also eat ornamental shrimp.

The diet should consist of meaty foods including brine shrimp and prepared frozen foods.

Like other pseudochromis, they are generally compatible with: Dwarf Angelfish, Anthias, Boxfish, Butterflyfish, Clownfish, Damselfish, Goatfish, Gobies, Grunts & Sweetlips, Hawkfish, Squirrelfish and Tangs & Surgeons.

Fish Facts

Name: Bicolor Pseudochromis (Pseudochromis paccagnellae)

Family: Pseudochromidae

Range: Pacific

Size: Up to 3 inches

Diet: Carnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: Yes

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 30 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Easy

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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