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May 25, 2006 at 9:09 pm #826KbrozMember
I have a Pseudochromis paccagnellae (bicolor pseudocrhomis) and I am planning to move my nanoreef, and add seahorses… does anyone have an reports on compatability? I have no fears of adding my Gobiodon okinawae (clown goby) to a seahorse tank, but the dottyback puts me a little on edge. Any suggestions? He/she is rather shy and hasn\’t attacked any of my other fish, or even chased them, in the past.May 26, 2006 at 5:33 am #2550LeslieGuest
The only pseudochromas I would consider with seahorses would be the Orchid Dottyback (Pseudochromis fridmani).
I guess you could try your bicolor but be prepared to remove the fish on short notice if it acts up. It will probably be a bit of a project most likely requiring removal of most of the aquascaping in order to catch the fish. It may not be worth it.
Your little Clown gobie however is a perfectly suitable tankmate. I would have no worries about that fish at all.
LeslieMay 27, 2006 at 2:16 am #2552nigelseahorseGuest
I once had a pseudochromis and it niped at fish 2x his size. If I were you I’d be very carefull. You can try but you will have to spot feed the horses and look at the horses’ dorsal and pectoral fins to see if they have been nipped. Good luck with your tank.May 30, 2006 at 2:09 pm #2558redcam77Guest
My seahorses house with 2 green chromis (not sure about the pseudo part) as well as a wrasse, a tomato clown and two damsels. All are very happy and healthy. When the seahorses were introduced, the yellow damsel was the only one with issues, which she got over in the first two days. Everyone pretty much ignores everyone else.June 23, 2006 at 10:24 pm #2592dsodenGuest
The most important fact about pretty much all Pseudochromis species is that they are very territorial and will protect there homes viciously from any contender (no matter the size). So a key thing to think about is the size of your tank and how populated is it. I’ve had one rule a heavily populated 75 gallon reef tank. These guys are very elusive so once they are in, man they’re hard to get out! As for damsels, they may be fine when they are young but they get extremely beligerent with age. They are also both agressive feeders that seem unsuitable to a seahorse setup. Anyway just my input but I’d keep the Psuedos in a more agressive tank.July 2, 2006 at 7:07 pm #2613Puffer QueenGuest
I agree that the addition of a pseudochromic can go either way. They are very territorial and are fast/aggressive eaters, so be prepared with plan B.
Best of luck.
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