Purple Pseudochromis

Purple Pseudochromis

Pseudochromis porphyreus

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Care Facts

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Diet: Canivore
Reef Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Max Size: 3 inches
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.

Had mine for 2 years and it was good with all other fish and invertebrates. I did have a very small hole in my lid for my filtration, and it found it. Was looking for it for a few days till I found it behind the tank on the floor. Beautiful fish. Make sure on your lid.

Reviewed by: John Atella on June 7, 2022

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 Aug. 22, 2016

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 July 3, 2015

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