Yes, the black-margin dottyback is a “holy wow” fish. I remember emailing LiveAquaria.com Director Kevin Kohen about the Pseudochromis tapeinosoma months ago, so I can hardly contain myself that he found it and has now brought it to market, as a male female pair no less! This may well be the first time they’re offered anywhere in the US.
Hopefully this pair of P. tapeinosoma goes to a breeder – it’s a species first just waiting for the taking by some intrepid breeder. Knowing it’s relation to species like Pseudochromis cyanotaenia and P. coccinicauda, I would anticipate mate aggression and murder if you’re not careful, although I have no experience with this species and it could wind up being one of the nicer dottybacks. Hard to say, but for a responsible breeder, this is a MUST BUY! Consider it an early holiday gift to yourself!