Hybrid Dottyback Still Enjoying Life at the Reef Builders Studio

Abby the ‘aberrant’ dottyback is a unique specimen of Pictichromis that was the first fish we ever got at the Reef Builders Studio. Nearly two years after first receiving this fish and starting it out in its own bare bones nano…

Up Close with an Aberrant Pictichromis Dottyback

Dottybacks are some of the most colorful, small & hardy perfect aquarium fish, and this is especially true of the several different species of Pictichromis. These fish are packed with personality and are very easy to care for, but unfortunately they…

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…

Jimmy Ma’s private collection of dottybacks consists of some really cool species

Having the un-reversable aberrant Coral Beauty Angelfish and the trio of super hot White-Bar Anthias in his collection, Jimmy Ma is certainly no stranger to rare fish. If you think his aberrant C. bispinosa is something to shout about, what…

Aberrant diadema dottybacks are collected around the Indo-Pacific

We’re not sure what it is about Pictichromis diadema that lends itself to mutations and aberrations of its color pattern seemingly much more often than other species of Pictichromis and Pseudochromis. Is it possible that the unusually colored dottybacks are…

Unusual dottyback shows inverse coloration of Pictichromis caitlinae

We have here a few images documenting what appears to be a Pictichromis diadema with an unusual magenta coloration. Whereas P. diadema has a patch of magenta solely on the topside of it’s head and anterior part of the body…