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Diadem Pseudochromis

posted: 05/15/12
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Diadem Pseudochromis
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The Diadem Pseudochromis, also known as Diadem Dottyback or Purple Stripe Pseudochromis, is primarily yellow with a purple stripe running the length of the body along the dorsal fin.

An 70 gallon or larger aquarium with numerous hiding places provides a good environment. It should be housed with moderately aggressive fish that are larger than itself. It will eat ornamental shrimp.

The diet consists 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: Diadem Pseudochromis (Pseudochromis diadema)

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: 70 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Aggressive

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Easy

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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