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Yellowtail Blue Damselfish

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fish' started by TBLightningFan, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. TBLightningFan

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    COMMON NAME: Yellowtail Blue Damselfish

    OTHERS: Yellow-tailed Damsel, Blue Damsel, Yellowtail Demoiselle

    SCIENTIFIC: Chrysiptera parasema (Fowler, 1918)

    ADULT SIZE: 2.8 in (7cm)

    RANGE: Western Pacific

    MINIMUM AQUARIUM SIZE: 20 gal. (76L).

    SOCIAL: One of the least aggressive of the Damselfishes. A medium tank can handle a small group of these fish. However they can become territorial when in groups. This fish when kept alone likes a lot of small hiding places especially to sleep.

    DISTICTIVE CHARACTERISTICS: Fish is all blue with a bright Yellow-tail.

    DIET: Varied diet, meaty food, as well as mysid and brine shrimp. Feed 2-3 times daily and, ideally, this fish will also nibble on algae.

    REEF AQUARIUM BEHAVIOR: No issues with reef living. An excellent and compatible fish.

    CARE IN CAPTIVITY: An easy fish for beginners and is a very hardy fish. This fish will nibble on algae and zooplankton and is an ideal Reef aquarium choice. It will ignore invertebrates. Its yellow tail will fade when the fish is stressed and almost fade to white when very stressed.

    (Information provided from my experience plus a wide range of fish manuals and guides, including web sources)

     

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