HusbandryThe new fish is a hybrid dottyback of two species, Pseudochromis fridmani (orchid) and P. sankeyi (striped). Both are dottybacks from the Red Sea, but they're natural areas of population do not overlap. The behavior is more like P. sankeyi, not too agressive although they will chase each other like most dottybacks. It is best to feed them frozen shrimp, they will eat dry food, but they are small carnivores. They tend to stay visible in the aquarium, and don't hide in the rock all the time.
These are the first Dottybacks to ever be hybridized and do not exist in the wild. We do not know yet whether they can breed themselves.
We gave it the name "Indigo" because of it's deep blue color, which we didn't expect. They color up best in a reef tank. You can hold them together with no hiding palces and feed them well.
Maybe this is a first look at what can be done with aquaculture and create new saltwater fish for aquariums.
Paola by Reef International SAS