Magenta dottyback

The Magenta dottyback lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 6 - 65 m , usually 6 - 65 m environment.

The Magenta Dottyback can be an elusive creature, preferring to hide in the cracks and crevices of their aquarium. More

Magenta Dottyback A beautiful addition to the marine aquarium reef is the Magenta Dottyback, often confused with the Orchid Dottyback. More

The Strawberry or Magenta Dottyback has a bright, solid magenta body. They may be easily confused with the Orchid Dottyback, but the Strawberry Dottyback has clear fins. More

The Strawberry, or Magenta Dottyback is a very bold fish that does not shy away from larger tankmates. This fish cannot be kept with any other pseudochromis or similar species. More

Magenta Dottyback, these fish are so bold, that they will often times dart out to challenge the feeding hand of its owner and remain close by It remains rather small as compared to other marine fish, reaching an average of only 3 inches in length. More

all intents and purposes resembles the common magenta dottyback (Pseudochromis porphyreus)? There are many reasons. First of all, the Orchid dottyback is exceedingly rare in the aquarium trade. More

Magenta Dottyback (Pseudochromis perphyreus) Neon Dottyback (Pseudochromis aldabreansis) Orchid Dottyback (Pseudochromis fridmani) Purple Dottyback (Pseudochromis porphyreus) Sunrise Dottyback (Pseudochromis falvivertex) Home - Saltwater - More

they are cleay then it is a Magenta Dottyback which will be much more aggressive. The Orchid will also have a black stripe through the eye while the Magenta will not. Pairs have been known to breed in captivity. More

Common names

Kurenai-nise-suzume in Japanese (日本語)
Magenta dottyback in English
Strawberry dottyback in English
Tiva in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
紅棕擬雀鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
紫准雀鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
紫准雀鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
红棕拟雀鲷 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Pseudochromidae
Genus : Pictichromis
Species : Pictichromis porphyrea
Authority : Lubbock & Goldman,1974