• Pseudochromis, Tonozukai (Tonos) Male

Pseudochromis, Tonozukai (Tonos) Male

Product Description

Product Description

The Orange Peel Dottyback (Pseudochromis tonozukai) is very colorful, and relatively new to the aquarium trade. They are brown and white with areas of yellow on the dorsal half, red on the face and gill, and speckled with blue spots. Males will have a more orange overall color while females are darker brown on the sides. Dottybacks are popular and hardy aquarium fish that range greatly in size, temperament and coloration. Most come from the genus Pseudochromis (and the term Dottyback is often used interchangeably with Pseudochromis) but several other smaller genuses can also be found, including the new genus Pictichromis which contains the very common and popular Strawberry Dottyback (P. porphyrea), Diadema Dottyback (P. diadema) and the Bicolor Dottyback (P. paccagnallae). Most species will normally accept frozen foods like brine shrimp and krill soon after acclimating to the home aquarium. Larger species may accept larger meaty items like pieces of scallop, shrimp, clams and similar items while smaller species should be given brine shrimp, mysis shrimp and other smaller foods. Flake food or pellet food can be added once the fish has become established in the aquarium to supplement their diet and (more...),

Minimum Tank Size

31 gallons

Care Level


Water Conditions

1.020-1.024, 8.0-8.4, 75-82,

Max Size

4 inches