Pseudochromis aldabraensis

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Pseudochromis aldabraensis
Pseudochromis aldabraensis - Aldabra Zwergbarsch.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Family: Pseudochromidae
Genus: Pseudochromis
P. aldabraensis
Binomial name
Pseudochromis aldabraensis

Pseudochromis aldabraensis, the orange dottyback, neon dottyback or Arabian dottyback, is a species of ray-finned fish from the family Pseudochromidae, the dottybacks. It is commonly kept in marine aquariums. [1]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Its natural range is in the western Indian Ocean around Aldabra, in the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf as far east as India and Sri Lanka. It occurs on offshore coral and rocky reefs as deep as 25 metres (82 ft) where it is a secretive species which quicjkly hides if disturbed.[2]


It is the hardier of the non-tank raised pseudochromises. They prefer to stay at the bottom of the tank. They get along extremely well with blue damsels and other kinds of damselfish.[3] Otherwise, they can be fairly aggressive.[1]


  1. ^ a b Tullock, John H. (2006). Bring Me Home! Saltwater Aquariums Make a Great Hobby. John Wiley and Sons. p. 86. ISBN 0-7645-9659-4.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Pseudochromis aldabraensis" in FishBase. June 2018 version.
  3. ^ "Arabian dottyback". Maidenhead Aquatics. Retrieved 21 October 2018.