Orchid dottyback

A small fish that reaches three inches in length.

The Orchid dottyback lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 1 - 60 m , usually 1 - 60 m environment.

The Orchid Dottyback originally comes from the Red Sea and it used to cost much more to acquire one. In the past few years breeders have had success getting this species to breed in captivity, thereby lowering the price to around $25-$35. More

Thanks to efforts of captive breeders, the Orchid Dottyback can now be purchased for around $30. More

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The Orchid Dottyback, also known as the Fridmani Pseudochromis or Fridman's Dottyback, is an excellent addition to most reef tanks. An aquarium with numerous hiding places should be provided. More

Orchid Dottyback - Pseudochromis fridmani Orchid Dottybacks, sometimes called King Solomon's fish, are found only in the Red Sea. More

Orchid Dottyback - Pseudochromis fridmani # Farm-Raised # Super Hardy # Mild Aggression # Reef Safe # Food - flakes, frozen, brine, just about anything. More

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The Orchid Dottyback is a reef safe fish and has even been known to eat bristle worms. They will be out most of the day darting in and out of live rock caves, provided there are no big aggressive fish to chase them. More

The Orchid dottyback is easily confused with the Purple Pseudochromis (Pseudochromis porphyreus), but can be distinguished by a difference in the black stripe running across its head and over its eyes. Further Reading: The Dottybacks by Henry C. Schultz III. More

Orchid Dottyback, is a stunning and colorful fish with its bright violet color and flowing fins. These small fish have a slender body that allows them to jet in and out of rockwork at a fast pace. More

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Orchid Dottyback-the Dottyback?, Mark Martin Dottybacks are small, semi-aggressive fishes that are hardy, brightly colored and make excellent species for the small saltwater aquarium. Here are five of the best. More

docile fish the Orchid dottyback will become boss of the tank. It will aggressively defend its cave and it will spend a good deal of time in plain view. In most cases it will not pester tank mates unless they venture to close to it's cave. More

Common names

Lilakeijuahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Orchid dottyback in English
Pseudochromis de Mer Rouge in French (français)
弗氏拟雀鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
弗氏拟雀鲷 in Unknown
弗氏擬雀鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
弗氏擬雀鯛 in Unknown

Order : Perciformes
Family : Pseudochromidae
Genus : Pseudochromis
Species : Pseudochromis fridmani
Authority : Klausewitz, 1968