The Royal Dottyback (Pictichromis paccagnellae) is also known as the Bicolor Pseudochomis. They are with out a dought the hardiest of all the Dottybacks. The Royal Dottyback is a stunning brightly colored specimen that has a completely balanced iridescent purple & yellow color to its body, that will add a splash of vibrancy 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 Royal 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.
Royal Dottyback 3-6 cm
Scientific Name Pictichromis paccagnellae Origin Indo-Pacific Max Size 7 cm Reef Safe Yes Min Tank Size Medium Diet Carnivore Care Level Moderate Temperament Semi-Aggressive