Scientific Name: Pseudochromis diadema
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: 1 to 2.5 inches
Approximate Full Size: 3 inches
Native Region: Indo-Pacific Region
Reef Safe: Yes With Caution
Diadema Pseudochromis, Pseudochromis diadema, are found living within the coral maze of several reefs of the Indo Pacific region. Also known by the common name Dottyback, Pseudochromis are agile swimmers that bring a wealth of color to the aquarium. They are also revered for their ability to hunt and consume bristleworms. The Diadema can be aggressive toward its own kind and occasionally toward other smaller aquarium mates. Pseudochromis will also accept frozen or live shrimp (brine or mysid) as a meal.