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The Purple Pseudochromis, Pseudochromis porphyreus, also known as the Purple Dottyback, Strawberry Gramma, and Magenta Dottyback, is named for its vibrant purple body color. It is among the hardiest pseudochromis species, easy to care for, and generally mixes well with other semi-aggressive fishes (should not be kept with other Basslets or Dottybacks). They will thrive best in tanks with plenty of live rock providing hiding places and is a wonderful community fish. If multiple Purple Dottybacks are desired, be sure to introduce them all at the same time to help curb territorial behavior. The Purple Dottyback will feed on a carnivorous diet consisting mainly of brine or mysis shrimp. The lid on your tank should be tightly sealed to prevent escape via jumping.This fish is a staple in the marine life industry and does really well when housed with the proper tank mates.
An absolutely gorgeous fish! He quickly made friends with my other fish, and his color looks so pretty in my tank.
Reviewed by: Lisa on
I received this about 10 days ago. The little guy hits in the rocks but swims out for a bit. It is settling in nicely and the color is a deep purple. A very pretty addition!
Reviewed by: Eric Roberts on