Yellowtail Damselfish

  • Scientific Name- Chrysiptera parasema
  • Family- Pomacentridae.
  • Origin- Pacific Ocean.
  • Size- 6 centimetres (2.5 inches)
  • Temperature- 24°C – 28°C (75°F – 82°F)
  • PH – 8.1 to 8.4
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Product Description

  • Scientific Name- Chrysiptera parasema
  • Family- Pomacentridae.
  • Origin- Pacific Ocean.
  • Size- 6 centimetres (2.5 inches)
  • Temperature- 24°C – 28°C (75°F – 82°F)
  • PH – 8.1 to 8.4
  • Specific Gravity (Salinity) – 1.020 to 1.025
  • Aquarium Size (Minimum)- 110 Litres (30 gallons)
  • Appearance (Physical Description) – jewel-blue body with energising yellow tail.
  • Diet- Mysis shrimp and vitamin-enriched shrimp, it will also feed on algae and zooplankton that are in the aquarium.
  • Feeding Frequency – 2-3 times daily
  • Compatibility- *See Compatibility chart*
  • Aggression – peaceful.
  • Difficulty to keep – easy
  • Captive Breeding – yes

Overview:

The Yellowtail Damselfish is extremely hardy and gorgeously coloured. This colour combination looks stunning against any backdrop of corals and live rock. What pleases aquarists most is that the Yellowtail Damsel is less aggressive and does not need as large of an aquarium as other Damsels. Due to this species hardiness it is often used in new aquariums to start up the nitrogen cycle. If your aquarium is large enough you can keep this species in small groups. Feeding a yellowtail damsel is not a problem because it will readily accept most standard aquarium food. To keep a healthy specimen it would be advisable to feed it multiple times a day. This member of the Pomacentridae family prefers multiple hiding places and peaceful tank mates. Though most Yellowtail Damselfish will ignore other fish, invertebrates, or corals, the odd exception may be territorial towards its own kind or similar-sized fish.