pseudochromis

Pseudochromis stellatus, a new species of dottyback from Raja Ampat

Pseudochromis stellatus is the newest species of dottyback to be added to the roster of reef fish from Indonesia. This new Pseudochromis was collected from Batanta and Batu Hitam in the northern Raja Ampat Islands of West Papua Province, Indonesia at…

“Leucoxanthic” Pseudochromis is a funky aberrant we’ve never seen before

Aberrant fish show up occasionally from time to time and it’s always a game of roulette as to what form they will take. Pseudochromis are not exclusively spared from such afflictions, although it’s not everyday we come across a unique…

Midweek Misnomer: Sexually confused Pseudochromis tonozukai

Misidentity, misinformation and misnomers are rampant and rife within the aquarium hobby and our peers. Some can be detrimental, while some are harmless pet peeves that run its course amongst new enthusiasts. We aren’t perfect, and more often than not we…

Photos of Cirrhilabrus cenderawasih and Paracheilinus walton give us a glimpse into the endemic life of West Papua

In a world abundant with coral reefs and geographical landscapes, no place captivates me quite like the amazing and wonderful West Papua. Isolated and disjunct from just about everywhere, the local flora and fauna both terrestrial and aquatic have evolved in…

Black neon dottyback product review: a really sweet hybrid from Sea & Reef Aquaculture

This might be the first time we’ve ever had a live aquarium animal to review but seeing as the Black Neon Dottyback is an artifact of captive bred hybridization, we want to tell you why this fish has quickly become…

Diary entry 1: Fighting fire with fire, chronicles of Pseudochromis tonozukai

Dear diary, i’m at my wits end. It has been three days since I’ve initiated my plan to remove a male Pseudochromis tonozukai from my reef. I’ve tried everything, but this fish is no ordinary dottyback. Highly intelligent, careful and…

Video of an all yellow pseudochromis is probably a xanthic mutation

Something about this beautiful dottyback discovered and imaged by Marj Awai reminds us instantly of Gramma dejongi. We know we have a fever that can only be cured with more dejongi which is why this all yellow slender fish really grabs our…

Manonichthys scintilla is a beautiful new dottyback from Apo Reef, Philippines

Although the calendar year may be nearly over we’ve still got some new species of fish being described and written about from the other side of the world. We’ve been graced by many new dottyback species, most of them Pseudochromis…

Pseudochromis fuligifinis just described from the Philippines

Pseudochromis fuligifinis is a cute new species of dottyback described from Mindoro Province and Apo Reef of the Philippines by Anthony Gill and Jeffrey Williams. The new Pseudochromis fuligifinis looks very similar to the elongate dottyback, Pseudochromis elongatus, but the half-moon shaped dark…