Orchid Dottyback Animal Pictures

Pseudochromis fridmani

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Colourful purple Dottyback reef fish. Underwater macro image taken scuba diving in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Orchid Dottyback
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The orchid dottyback is a brilliantly purple fish. They are sought after by aquarium owners to spruce up their tankโ€™s appearance.

small fish Pseudochromis Fridmani close-up

Orchid Dottyback
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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

Orchid Dottyback
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Unlike some other aquatic creatures who can change their colors on a whim, orchid dottybacks cannot. Their transformations can take several days to complete.