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Orchid Dottyback

GOOD Fish

Scientific Name Pseudochromis fridmani

Other Name(s) Fridman?s Dottyback

Care Level

Family

Orchid Dottyback

GOOD Fish
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Bright purple to violet; blue eye; dark stripe from mouth through eye. Moderate defender of its territory; keeping more than one dottyback in an aquarium requires both to be added to the tank at the same time and the availability of many hiding places.