Colourful purple Dottyback reef fish. Underwater macro image taken scuba diving in Raja Ampat, Indonesia
The orchid dottyback is a brilliantly purple fish. They are sought after by aquarium owners to spruce up their tank’s appearance.
small fish Pseudochromis Fridmani close-up
Orchid dottybacks are a great starter fish for beginner owners. They are not difficult to maintain and they are opportunistic feeders.
Orchid dottyback saltwater fish - Pseudochromis fridmani
Unlike some other aquatic creatures who can change their colors on a whim, orchid dottybacks cannot. Their transformations can take several days to complete.