Also known as Magenta Pseudochromis, Purple Dottyback, Purple Pseudochromis, Strawberry Dottyback, Strawberry Fish, Strawberry Gramma, Strawberry Pseudochromis.
Found singly or in small loose schools, hovering above coral and rubble areas, or in caves and crevices over steep drop-offs, outer reef slopes and outer channel walls.
They feed on crustaceans, worms and zooplankton.
Length - 6cm
Depth - 0-65m
Widespread Western Pacific
Dottybacks are usually small and often brightly coloured.
They live inside the reefs structure, often at the back of caves and are very territorial and aggressive.
Females lay eggs which are guarded by the males who pick them up in their mouths on a regular basis to mix and aerate them. Ref: https://www.fishbase.de/summary/Pseudochromis-porphyreus.html