The Lyretail Dottyback (Pseudochromis steenei) is also known as the Galaxy Dottyback. They are one of the more hardiest of all the Dottyback species. The Lyretail Dottyback is best maintained in a fish-only aquarium having some rocky hiding places/crevices to take shelter, as this species is secretive and also aggressive.
Dottybacks are a valued asset to most fish keepers in the hobby as they are usually small and often brightly colored. The Lyretail Dottyback is quite often found alone 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.
Lyretail Dottyback 6-10 cm
Scientific Name Pseudochromis steenei Origin Indo-Pacific, Australia Max Size 12 cm Reef Safe With Caution Min Tank Size Medium Diet Carnivore Care Level Moderate Temperament Aggressive