Pseudochromis paccagnellae

Pseudochromis paccagnellae

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Pseudochromis paccagnellae(paccagnella fish) epseudochromis fridmanicard, nutrition and maintenance advice. Price and info.

Before seeing thecardand dwell onpaccagnella fishIt is onP. fridmani, I offer you a brief photographic overview of three fish with similar livery that are generally described as "yellow and purple fish“.

Yellow and purple fish:Gramma loreto, Pseudochromis paccagnellae and Pictichromis diadema

If you are looking for a little oneyellow and purple marine fish, the species certainly intrigued youPseudochromis paccagnellae

Pay close attention, this is not the only onemarine fish with body yellow and purple, also the speciesGramma loretoit has an elongated body but fins and livery are different. InGramma loreto between the purple hue of the front of the fish and the yellow one of the back, there is no clear separation but a slight nuance that goes into fuchsia. The fishGramma loretodiffers from thePseudochromis paccagnellaealso for the fins and the entire body shape.

In the photo above, on the left thePseudochromis paccagnellae and on the right an example ofGramma loreto. If you are looking for afishwith a flattened body, purple and black in color with a yellow terminal fin, you are certainly looking for the fish protagonist of the film Finding Dory, the blue surgeonfish, in this case I refer you to the dedicated card:Paracanthurus hepatus.

There is another species of the familyPsudochromidaepresenting the bodyyellow and purplebut this time the division is not between the anterior and posterior portion of the body but between the upper and the lower part!

The speciesPictichromis diademahas the upper part of the body in purple and the lower part in yellow. This time dimensions and shapes are identical (in fact the family is the same) but in thePictichromis diademait is the shape of the body that changes.

Pseudochromis paccagnellae orPictichromis paccagnellae

With names Pseudochromis paccagnellae and Pictichromis paccagnellaereference is made to the same fish which simply has two names in the scientific field. The same also happens forPseudochromis diadema (Pictichromis diadema) and Pseudochromis fridmani (also known as Pictichromis fridmani).In all cases, these are fish belonging to the family ofPseudochromides.


Thepaccagnella fishmeasures between 5 and 7 cm.

Origins: Philippines, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Australia

Habitat: coral reef. He lives hidden in the caves, among the branches of the corals and in the ravines.

Ideal range: in nature it lives where the waters are kept at temperatures between 24 ° C and 26 ° C.

Feeding: it feeds on small crustaceans.

Contrary to the speciesPseudochromis fridmani,in the marine aquarium it is possible to introduce more specimens ofPseudochromis paccagnellaeindeed, it is generally recommended to introducePseudochromis paccagnellaewith a partner.

This fish is appreciated for its liveliness, generally it is not recommended to put different species of Pseudochromis in the same aquarium, the reason? The remarkable territoriality of these species. The speciesPseudochromis paccagnellaeit tends to be very aggressive with other specimens of the same species, often showing aggression with other small fish or even towards shrimps.

Earlier I showed you similarities betweenPseudochromis paccagnellaeand theGramma loreto. If the introduction ofPseudochromis paccagnellaeand Pseudochromis fridmaniin the tub itself should be done with caution, in no case should you put aGramma loretotogether withpaccagnella fish! The paccagnella fish is very aggressive and would end up killing the Gramma loreto!

Pseudochromis paccagnellae: price

The price varies a lot depending on the retailer. In the Moby Dick shop in Nola (province of Naples) this fish can be bought at a price of 25 euros, sometimes even in promotion for 20 euros! I remind you that the price of reef fish is often conditioned by the demand of the moment but also by the rules on imports, sometimes the prices can increase in periods in which importing caught fish becomes particularly difficult.

Fortunately, this is a very common fish in the reef aquarium, therefore easy to find even at smaller retailers.

Pseudochromis fridmani: card

The elongated body is about 5 - 7 cm.

Origins: West Indian Ocean (Red Sea)

It is less common to find on the market than the two-colored species!

Habitat: lives in ravines, caves, ledges… where like the speciesPseudochromis paccagnellaeit feeds on small crustaceans, worms and zooplankton.

A single specimen should be introduced into the aquarium even though it tends to be less aggressive with fish of other species than P. paccagnella. Only rarely does it bother smaller fish.

In the aquarium you should foresee several crevices: like all fish, it loves holes and caves to hide in.

Video: Reef Tank Species Spotlight: Royal Gramma (July 2022).


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