News / Company News / New Pseudochromis Species (4/4/2007)

New Pseudochromis Species

New Pseudochromis Species
We have recently created a new item number for the Pseudochromis bitaeniatus, commonly called Double Striped Pseudochromis. This fish has been imported as Assorted Pseudochromis for quite some time and has become a fairly regular sight. The care requirements and habits are very much like the other members of the Pseudochromis genus. They can be fairly territorial and are best housed with other semi-aggressive tankmates. They are very hardy and readily accept a variety of meaty foods.
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The Double Striped Pseudochromis is most commonly collected out of the Indo Pacific and is typically found on reefs and along reef slopes. They have been reported being seen from just below the surface to 125 feet. It has been suggested that they are a possible mimic of the Pholidichthys leucotaenia, commonly known as the convict or engineer goby/blenny (fishbase).