Pectinochromis lubbockiis commonly referred to as Gorgeous Dottyback. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 400 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Dottybacks are some of the most beloved tropical marine fish for the small to the large saltwater and reef aquariums and today we learned about one more species that we had never heard of before. Pectinochromis lubbocki is one of those small cryptic species of dottybacks that are rarely seen because they are either very shy, highly reclusive, or both but thanks to a flawless photograph shared by Andrey Ryanski we have our first good look at this interesting nano fish.
Synonym: Pseudoplesiops lubbocki
Randall, J.E., 1986. Red Sea reef fishes. London, Immel Publishing. 192 p. (Ref. 8883)