Pseudochromis coleiis commonly referred to as False Bandit Dottyback. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Specimens of this species were collected in 22 m depth at the bottom of a current- swept channel with strong coastal influences (it has relatively low visibility and otherwise silty conditions). Individuals were associated with low rocky outcrops covered with sea fans.