The names “Dottyback” and ‘Pseudochromis” are used interchangeably so you will see this “splendid” fish listed under both names. This hearty fish is a great addition to FOWLR or reef aquariums with a few cautions.

The Splendid Dottyback fish can do well in tanks 30 gallons and up, but I prefer to house them in tanks over 50 gallons to help curb aggression. It is territorial and should have ample rock for hiding. It is best housed with slightly larger non-timid tankmates. One drawback is that this fish will feed on some crustaceans and should not be housed with ornamental shrimp. Feed the Splendid Psudochromis plenty of meaty carnivore preparations to keep it healthy and happy.