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Fridman’s Pseudochromis

posted: 05/15/12
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Fridman's Pseudochromis
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The Fridman's Pseudochromis, also known as the Orchid Dottyback, Fridman's Dottyback, or Fridmani Pseudochromis is an excellent addition to most reef tanks. Tank raised specimens are available.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with numerous hiding places should be provided. It will tend to swim in the open after it has become acclimated to its new environment. It may occasionally chase smaller fish, but will defend its hiding places from intruders. It may eat bristleworms.

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: Fridman's Pseudochromis (Pseudochromis fridmani)

Family: Pseudochromidae

Range: Red Sea

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: Peaceful

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Easy

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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