Dottybacks belong to the Pseudochromidae family consisting of 120+ species. These spunky species, like the colorful Orchid Dottyback, can bring a lot of personality to the home aquarium. Dottybacks are a very hardy species, making them an ideal fish for the first time saltwater aquarist. Any aquarist looking to add a Dottyback should look at adding this species last, they are known to be semi-aggressive and will guard their territories with vigor. Many Dottybacks make a good addition to the reef aquarium. They are known to feed on small pests like bristle worms. Dottybacks are carnivores and should be fed a high quality diet of meaty foods such as brine and mysis shrimp and pellets.