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Neon Pseudochromis

posted: 05/15/12
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Neon Pseudochromis
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The Neon Pseudochromis, also known as the Dutoiti, has greens, yellows, and reds on the body with blue stripes that run along the top and in the fins.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with hiding places should be provided. It should be housed with moderately aggressive larger fish. It will 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.

They are not compatible with: Anglers & Frogfish, Basslets, Eels, Groupers, Lionfish & Scorpionfish, Pseudochromis, Seahorses & Pipefish, Sharks & Rays, Triggerfish and Wrasse.

Fish Facts

Name: Neon Pseudochromis (Pseudochromis dutoiti)

Family: Pseudochromidae

Range: Pacific

Size: Up to 4 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: Aggressive

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Easy

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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