The color of the Purple Dottyback, also known as the Magenta Dottyback or Purple Pseudochromis, is best described as magenta.
A 30 gallon or larger aquarium should be provided. It may become aggressive towards other Pseudochromis or fish with similar body shapes. It is easy to keep in an aquarium when provided with numerous hiding places.
The diet consists of meaty foods such as brine shrimp and prepared frozen foods. Foods should be enriched and varied in order to preserve its beautiful coloration.