Bicolour Pseudochromis (Pseudochromis paccagnella)

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Bicolour Pseudochromis

Royal Dottyback

Pseudochromis paccagnella

114 Litres (30 US G.)

6.4-7.6cm (2.5-3 ")


8.1 - 8.5

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-5 years



Additional names

Bicolour Pseudochromis, Bicolour Dottyback, Royal Dottyback, False Gramma

Additional scientific names

Pictichromis paccagnellae

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females are slightly more slender than males. Not much is known about their reproduction.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Can be aggressive and territorial, keep one per tank. Keep with larger fish such as Tangs, and larger Clownfish. Smaller mild-tempered fish are liable to be attacked and bullied by this fish.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

An aggressive and territorial fish despite it's small size.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Not to be confused with the more peaceful Royal Gramma, similar in colour pattern, however this fish has a straight line dividing the two colours, where as the Basslet fades into one another.

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