Royal dottyback

It can grow up to 6 cm in length.

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The Royal dottyback lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 1 - 50 m , usually 1 - 10 m environment.

species, the female Royal dottyback fish can lay up to a thousand eggs, which are then fertilized by the male. The male Royal dottyback fish then guards the egg sack till the transparent fry hatch. More

Bicolor or Royal Dottyback, Bicolor Pseudochromis = From ReefPedia Jump to: navigation, search Royal Dottyback = Scientific Name Pseudochromis paccagnellae Axelrod, 1973 More

Often mistaken for a Royal Gramma, the Royal Dottyback has a very sharp definition between the Magenta and Yellow sections of the body while the Gramma has a slight integration of colour between the two segments. More

The Bicolor Pseudochromis (also known as the Royal Dottyback) is bright purple in front, the rear half is yellow. Pseudochromis (also known as dottybacks) are among the hardiest fish available and are very easy to maintain. More

Royal dottyback - Pseudochromis diadema Up one level Click thumbnail for more information More

The Bicolor Dottyback, or Royal Dottyback is colored half magenta, half yellow. It is small but territorial and should be provided with rock in which to establish a home. They are desired for their compact size, and beautiful, bright coloration. More

* Royal Dottyback, Pacific Royal Dottyback, Pacific Background is Currently 4. More

Royal Dottyback (Pseudochromis paccagnella)View Larger Picture Fish Statistics - Minimum Tank Size: 100 litres Diet: Omnivore More

The back half of the Royal dottyback is orange-yellow, while the front is violet. This contrasts from the Diadem, which is roughly 75% orange-yellow with a violet stripe from the tip of the snout extending back to the tail. More

Bicolor Pseudochomis, Royal Dottyback, Pictichromis paccagnellae Description The Bicolor Dottyback is the hardiest of all the Dottybacks but is also probably the most aggressive of the bunch as well. More

Common names

Bicolor cichlops in English
Cantik in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Royal dotty back in English
Royal dottyback in English
Royal koralsmutte in Danish (dansk)
Two-colour dottyback in English
Two-tone dottyback in English
黃紫擬雀鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
黄紫拟雀鲷 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Pseudochromidae
Genus : Pictichromis
Species : Pictichromis paccagnellae
Authority : Axelrod, 1973