The Longfin Dottyback (Pseudochromis polynemus) is also known as the Polynemus Pseudo. They are one of the more hardier of all the Dottyback species. They have a long and slender body that is mostly grayish blue in color and speckled with yellow and orange spots. They will add life and color to any reef keepers aquarium. They can be kept in small groups if they are introduced at the same time.
Dottybacks are a valued asset to most reef keepers in the hobby as they are usually small and often brightly colored. The Longfin Dottyback is quite often found alone and occasionally in small groups along coral reefs and rocky reef slopes. They live inside reef structures, often at the back of caves and are a very territorial and aggressive about their boundaries. They enjoy darting in and out of rocky crevices and recesses of seaward facing reefs in moderate surge zones where they feed on small fish and invertebrates.
Longfin Dottyback 6-10 cm
Scientific Name Pseudochromis polynemus Origin Indo-Pacific Max Size 15 cm Reef Safe Yes Min Tank Size Medium Diet Carnivore Care Level Moderate Temperament Semi-Aggressive