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Scientific Name:Chromis amboinensis

Common Names:Ambon Chromis,

Adults inhabit coral-rich areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Abundant on steep outer reef slopes below 24 m, uncommon in lagoons. Juveniles in large branching corals, adults mainly in caves. Found in aggregations. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Fiji, Marshall Islands, Tonga
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The diet for the Ambon Chromis should consist of meaty items, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods.

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Scientific Name:Chromis margaritifer

Common Names:Bicolor Chromis, Black & White Chromis

Adults are usually seen singly or in small groups on coastal reefs, amongst mixed algae-coral reef or rocky reefs. They are found on exposed seaward reefs; less abundant in lagoons and channels. Feed on zooplankton. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Australia, Christmas Islands, Fiji, Indian Ocean, Indonesia
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore, Zooplankton

Feed the Bicolor Chromis with a varied diet of meaty foods such as enriched frozen brine and small mysis shrimp, herbivore preparations, and marine flaked foods.

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Scientific Name:Neoglyphidodon nigroris

Common Names:Black and Gold Damselfish, Blackmouth Bicolor Chromis, Bicolor Blackmouth Chromis, Behn's Damselfish

Two forms: long-tailed and black as adults occur in the Andaman Sea, ranging east to western Bali and north to Japan. Second form, probably valid as N. xanthurus occur in the rest of the West Pacific and the two overlap in range on Bali's north coast. Occur in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs. Usually solitary. Feed on algae, crustaceans, and pelagic tunicates and salps. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Indian Ocean, Western Pacific
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Black and Gold Damselfish will most accept a varied diet of meaty items, frozen preparations, and some vegetable matter.

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Scientific Name:Neoglyphidodon polyacanthus

Common Names:Black Spot Red Damsel,

Adults occur outside the lagoon, usually in deeper surge channels on the leeward side of reefs in the Capricorn Group, Queensland, Australia. Ubiquitous at Lord Howe Island. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs. Close relative of N. mitratus.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The diet for the Black Spot Red Damsel should consist of meaty items, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods.

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Scientific Name:Chromis retrofasciata

Common Names:Blackbar Chromis,

Adults inhabit coral-rich areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs. They occur singly or in small groups and remains close to thickly branching coral shelter. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Fiji, Western Pacific
Max Size: 2 "
Recommended Tank: 20 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Blackbar Chromis is an omnivorous fish and should be offered both meaty and vegetable based foods. Its diet must contain frozen mysis and vitamin enriched brine shrimp as well as a quality flake food.

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Scientific Name:Chromis cyanea

Common Names:Blue Chromis, Blue Reef Chromis

Adults are common above deep outer reefs and feeds in aggregations of the small zooplankton, primarily copepods. Often with creole wrasse. They retreat into coral crevices when frightened. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Western Atlantic 
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The diet for the Blue Chromis should include a variety of meaty treats. These diets should contain herbivore flakes, and frozen preparations. In order to protect the bright color, present vitamin-enriched foods.

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Scientific Name:Chrysiptera cyanea

Common Names:Blue Damselfish, Blue Devil Damselfish, Orangetail Blue Damselfish (males)

Adults are found amongst rubble and coral of clear sheltered lagoons and subtidal reef flats. They occur in groups of a male and several females or juveniles. Feed on algae, pelagic tunicates and copepods. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Solomon Islands
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

Feed a varied diet of flaked and frozen foods, and herbivore preparations.

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Scientific Name:Neoglyphidodon melas

Common Names:Blue Fin Damselfish, Black Damselfish, Bowtie Damselfish, Royal Damsel, Yellow-back Damsel

Adults are found in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs and usually associated with soft corals on which it feeds. Occur singly or in pairs. Juveniles are encountered in around staghorn Acropora corals. Adults often near Tridacna clams and may feed on their feces. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Indo-pacific, Indonesia, Red Sea, Vanuatu 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 40 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Omnivore

The Blue Fin Damselfish is an omnivores and reef safe fish. Offer a varied diet of prepared and frozen foods including flake and frozen preparations like brine shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Chromis limbaughi

Common Names:Blue Head Chromis, Limbaugh's Chromis

Adults inhabit rocky reefs. They feed mainly on plankton. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Mexico, Sea of Cortez 
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Blue Head Chromis likes to eat a diet that is rich with meaty foods, herbivore flakes, and frozen preparations. To maintain the bright color, offer vitamin enriched foods.

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Scientific Name:Dascyllus trimaculatus

Common Names:Domino Damselfish, Threespot Dascyllus, Three Spot Domino Damselfish

Adults inhabit coral and rocky reefs, juveniles often commensal with large sea anemones, sea urchins, or small coral heads. They occur in small to large aggregations. Stomach contents include algae, copepods, and other planktonic crustaceans. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Fiji, Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Vanuatu 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Domino Damselfish requires a diet of varied meaty foods and herbivore preparations as well as flaked foods. Their diet should contain frozen mysis shrimp, raw shrimp, silversides, flake, pellet and other commercially prepared foods.

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Scientific Name:Pomacentrus coelestis

Common Names:Electric Blue Damselfish, Blue & Gold Damselfish, Neon Damselfish

Adults inhabit lagoon and seaward reefs, close to the bottom among rubble beds. Feed on zooplankton and to a lesser extent on benthic algae. Juveniles often school among soft corals. Adults in small groups or congregate in large numbers over favorable sections of reef. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Electric Blue Damselfish requires a diet of varied meaty foods and flaked foods. Their diet should contain frozen mysis shrimp, raw shrimp, silversides, flake, pellet and other commercially prepared foods

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Scientific Name:Chrysiptera taupou

Common Names:Tasmanian Devil Damselfish, Australian Devil Damselfish

Adults inhabit lagoon and offshore coral reefs. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Australia 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Tasmanian Devil Damselfish accepts a varied diet of meaty treats and green algae. This diet should include live brine shrimp, plankton and mysis shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Pomacentrus bankanensis

Common Names:Flame Damselfish, Ocellate Damselfish, Speckled Damselfish

Adults occur solitarily or in small groups in lagoons, reef flats, passages, and outer reef slopes. Usually amongst coarse rubble or rock. Feed primarily on algae, but also takes copepods, isopods, and pelagic tunicates. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Christmas Island, Fiji, Western Pacific
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Flame Damselfish requires a diet that is rich in both meaty and green foods. Foods like mysis and brine shrimp, high quality frozen foods and high quality flake and pellet food will keep the Flame Damselfish healthy and thrive.

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Scientific Name:Dascyllus melanurus

Common Names:Four Stripe Damselfish, Blacktail Damselfish, Blacktail Dascyllus, Blacktail Humbug

Schooling species, adults inhabit sheltered lagoons, harbors and inlets. Also in somewhat open substrates with outcrops of Acropora corals. Often associated with small coral heads. Feed on a variety of plankton, including larval shrimps and crabs, algae, ostracods, amphipods, pelagic tunicates, copepods, and fish eggs. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Indonesia, Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The diet for the Four Stripe Damselfish should consist of meaty items, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods. These diets must contain frozen mysis shrimp, raw shrimp, silversides, flake, pellet and other commercially prepared foods.

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Scientific Name:Hypsypops rubicunda

Common Names:Garibaldi Damselfish, California Damselfish

Adults occur over rocky bottom in clear water, often near crevices and small caves, occasionally in kelp. Adults defend a home territory. Feed mainly on attached invertebrates. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the egg. Have been reared in captivity.

Origin: Central America, Mexico
Max Size: 12 "
Recommended Tank: 70 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The diet for the Garibaldi Damselfish should consist of meaty items, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods.

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Scientific Name:Dascyllus auripinnis

Common Names:Golden Domino Damselfish, Golden Three Spot Damselfish, Three Spot Damselfish, Yellow Dascyllus

Adults are found around atolls. Life history characteristics for the family specify that this group is oviparous, with distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia
Max Size: 4.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The diet for the Golden Domino Damselfish should consist of meaty items, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods.

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Scientific Name:Chromis viridis

Common Names:Green Chromis, Blue Green Chromis

Adults are found in large aggregations above thickets of branching Acropora corals in sheltered areas such as subtidal reef flats and lagoons. Juveniles closely tied to individual coral heads. Phytoplankton feeders. Breeding is done on sand and rubble. Males prepare nest for spawning which is shared with several females. Large number of eggs spawned hatching in 2-3 days. Males guard the nest ventilating fertilized egg with their caudal fins and feeding on those which do not hatch. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate.

Origin: Coral Sea, Fiji, Indonesia, Tahiti 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Green Chromis prefers a diet including frozen mysis shrimp, raw shrimp, silversides, flake, pellet and other commercially prepared foods.

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Scientific Name:Microspathodon chrysurus

Common Names:Jewel Damselfish, Jewelfish, Yellowtail Damselfish

A common territorial species that inhabits coral reefs, juveniles usually encountered among branches of yellow stinging coral, Millepora. Adults are found in very shallow waters of coral reefs, usually near top of outer edge where there are caves, holes, and abundant fire coral. Feed primarily on algae but also on polyps of fire coral and other invertebrate animal material. Juveniles occasionally pick parasites from other species of fish. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs. Occasionally marketed fresh. Have been reared in captivity.

Origin: Western Atlantic 
Max Size: 8 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Jewel Damselfish feeds on a varied diet of meaty items, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods including frozen mysis shrimp, raw shrimp, silversides, flake, pellet and other commercially prepared foods.

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Scientific Name:Chrysiptera hemicyanea

Common Names:Kupang Damselfish, Asure Damselfish, Half-blue Damselfish

Adults inhabit lagoon and near shore reefs, usually among branching corals. Found in small aggregation, usually with Acropora corals. Feed on plankton about 0.3 to 0.5 m above substratum. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Indian Ocean, Indonesia
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Kupang Damselfish feeds on a varied diet of meaty items, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods including frozen mysis shrimp, raw shrimp, silversides, flake, pellet and other commercially prepared foods.

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Scientific Name:Pomacentrus moluccensis

Common Names:Lemon Damselfish,

Adults inhabit clear lagoon and seaward reefs among branching corals. They occur in small aggregations. Feed mainly on algae and planktonic crustaceans. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Western Pacific
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Lemon Damselfish feeds on a varied diet of meaty items, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods including frozen mysis shrimp, raw shrimp, silversides, flake, pellet and other commercially prepared foods.

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Scientific Name:Neoglyphidodon oxyodo

Common Names:Neon Velvet Damselfish, Javanese Damselfish, Jewel Damselfish

Adults inhabit protected reef flats of lagoons and inshore reefs. They mainly occur on current-swept reef flats in a few meters depth where it congregates in loose groups of various sizes. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Australia, Indonesia
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 40 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

In an aquarium, the Neon Velvet Damselfish accepts all kind of marine based diet. Feed a varied diet consist of frozen mysis shrimp, raw shrimp, silversides, flake, pellet and other commercially prepared foods. Vitamin enriched foods will facilitate enhancing color from fading.

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Scientific Name:Acanthochromis polyacanthus

Common Names:Orangelined Chromis, Spiny Chromis

Adults inhabit inshore and offshore coral reefs. Also found in harbors, lagoons and outer reef slopes. The only pomacentrid species that lacks a pelagic larval stage. One of the very few marine fishes where fry are guarded by the parents. School as they grow and sub-adults are usually seen in small groups. Adults form pairs and are territorial when breeding. Monogamous. Oviparous. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Orangelined Chromis likes to eat a diet that is rich with meaty foods, herbivore flakes, and frozen preparations. To maintain the bright color, offer vitamin enriched foods.

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Scientific Name:Chrysiptera cyanea

Common Names:Blue Damselfish, Blue Devil Damselfish, Orangetail Blue Damselfish (males)

Adults are found amongst rubble and coral of clear sheltered lagoons and subtidal reef flats. They occur in groups of a male and several females or juveniles. Feed on algae, pelagic tunicates and copepods. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Solomon Islands
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

Feed a varied diet of flaked and frozen foods, and herbivore preparations.

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Scientific Name:Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus

Common Names:Pacific Jewel Damselfish, Whitespotted Devil Damselfish

Adults inhabit clear lagoon and seaward reefs, in areas with mixed coral and rubble or dead coral rocks. Feed mainly on benthic algae and associated small invertebrates and fish eggs. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Pacific Jewel Damselfish likes to eat a diet consisting flaked and frozen foods, and herbivore preparations.

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Scientific Name:Pomacentrus vaiuli

Common Names:Princess Damselfish, Ocellate Damselfish

Comprises several color forms, or geographical variations. Adults are found in mixed coral and rubble areas of lagoon and seaward reefs from the lower surge zone to a depth of 40 m. Solitary. Feed on filamentous algae and small invertebrates. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Central Pacific, Fiji, Indo-Pacific, indonesia, Melanesia
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

Its diet should include a variety of foods including frozen brine and mysis shrimp, dried seaweed, and flake foods.

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Scientific Name:Neopomacentrus cyanomos

Common Names:Regal Demoiselle,

Adults inhabit inshore and offshore coral reefs; also in harbors and protected outer reef slopes and current prone habitats. Form schools in harbors in depths from near surface to about 25 m. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Maldives
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore

The Regal Demoiselle is a reef safe fish and accepts herbivorous diet. Usually feed on flakes and pellets. Fresh or frozen algae, meaty foods such as brine shrimp, planktons, krill, mysis shrimp, scallop and similar items should be offered.

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Scientific Name:Chrysiptera rollandi

Common Names:Rolland's Damselfish, Black Cap Damselfish

Adults occur singly or in small groups in lagoons, harbors, and outer reef slopes. Found among corals and coral rubble. Feed mainly on zooplankton. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs. DNA analysis suggests that this species could be divided to three species at least, i.e. fish from (1) Andaman Sea, (2) Indo-Australian archipelago, and (3) New Caledonia and southern Coral Sea are distinct species.

Origin: Australia, Coral Sea, Fiji, Indian Ocean, Vanuatu
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The diet of the Rolland's Damselfish should include a variety of foods including frozen brine and mysis shrimp, dried seaweed, and flake foods.

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Scientific Name:Neopomacentrus bankieri

Common Names:Scissortail damsel, Chinese damsel, Lyretail Damsel

Adults inhabit coastal reefs around coral or rock outcrops on soft bottoms. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs. Have been reared in captivity.

Origin: Indonesia, Western Pacific 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 20 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Scissortail Damselfish likes to eat a diet consisting flaked and frozen foods, and herbivore preparations.

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Scientific Name:Abudefduf saxatilis

Common Names:Sergeant Major Damselfish,

Juveniles are common in tide pools while adults found over shallow reef tops. Adults frequently form large feeding aggregations of up to several hundred individuals. Food items include algae, small crustaceans and fish, and various invertebrate larvae. At Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, this species feeds on spinner dolphins’ feces and vomits. The offal feeding may be regarded as a simple behavioral shift from plankton feeding to drifting offal picking. Also, juveniles may hold cleaning stations together with the doctorfish (Acanthurus chirurgus) and the blue tang (Acanthurus coeruleus) and graze algae as well as pick molted skin and parasites from green turtles (Chelonia mydas ). This behavior is preceded by a characteristic inspection usually followed by feeding nips on the turtles’ skin (head, limbs, and tail), as well as on the carapace. The most inspected and cleaned body parts are the flippers. Adult males adopt a bluish ground color when guarding eggs. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Attracted to divers who feed fish. Marketed fresh.Has been reared in captivity.

Origin: Caribbean 
Max Size: 9 "
Recommended Tank: 60 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Sergeant Major Damselfish feeds on a varied diet of meaty items, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods including frozen mysis shrimp, raw shrimp, silversides, flake, pellet and other commercially prepared foods.

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Scientific Name:Pomacentrus similis

Common Names:Similar Damselfish,

Adults inhabit coral reefs. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Indonesia
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

Provide the Similar Damselfish a varied diet of meaty items, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods.

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Scientific Name:Dascyllus albisella

Common Names:Snowflake Damselfish, Hawaiian Dascyllus Damselfish, Hawaiian Domino Damselfish

Adults are found in very shallow, protected water, over coral and rocky bottoms. Young often sheltering among the branches of Pocillopora; occasionally commensal with the anemone Marcanthia cookei. Benthopelagic. Peak spawning from May to August. Age-at-maturity estimated at one year. Feed on zooplankton, benthic invertebrates, and algae. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs. Have been reared in captivity.

Origin: Hawaii
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Snowflake Damselfish is an omnivorous fish and fond of both meaty and green foods. Foods similar to mysis and brine shrimp, high quality flake and pellet foods will keep it healthy and thriving.

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Scientific Name:Chrysiptera springeri

Common Names:Springer's Damsel, Blue Sapphire Damselfish, Blue Sapphire Damselfish, Solomon Blue Damsel, Springer's Demoiselle

Adults inhabit coral-rich areas of sheltered lagoon and inshore coral reefs. Seen with similar yellow-tailed species, often on the same coral patches. Mostly found in aggregations on coastal reef slopes with low Acropora patches on sand to 30 m. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Solomon Islands, Western Pacific
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Springer's Damsel mostly feeds on flake foods, frozen meaty foods such as brine or mysis shrimp and dried seaweed.

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Scientific Name:Amblyglyphidodon curacao

Common Names:Staghorn Damselfsh,

Adults inhabit lagoons, coastal embayments, reef passages and outer reefs. Juveniles often found among Sarcophyton and Sinularia soft corals. Feeding aggregations are frequently observed over growths of the staghorn coral Acropora. Feed on zooplankton and filamentous algae. The stomach contents of a specimen included larval crabs and shrimps, fish eggs, and algae. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Dead coral branches serve as nests. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Japan
Max Size: 4.5 "
Recommended Tank: gallons
Care Level:
Temperament:
Reef Safe:
Diet:

The diet for the Staghorn Damselfish should consist of meaty items, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods.

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Scientific Name:Chromis insolata

Common Names:Sunshine Chromis, Olive Chromis, Sunshine Fish, Purple & Yellow Chromis

Adults inhabit outer and seaward reefs. Feeds on plankton. Taken incidentally in traps and small-meshed beach nets. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Tropical Western Pacific, Western Atlantic 
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 40 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Sunshine Chromis is an omnivorous fish and its diet should consist of meaty items, herbivore flakes, and high quality frozen preparations. To enhance body coloration offer vitamin enriched foods.

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Scientific Name:Chrysiptera talboti

Common Names:Talbot's Damselfish, Talbot's Demoiselle

Adults inhabit coral-rich areas of seaward reef slopes and deep lagoons. Feed on zooplankton a short distance from the bottom. Usually seen solitary on mixed coral and rubble patches. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Coral Sea, Fiji, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Philippines
Max Size: 2.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The diet for the Talbot's Damselfish should consist of meaty items, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods.

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Scientific Name:Chrysiptera taupou

Common Names:Tasmanian Devil Damselfish, Australian Devil Damselfish

Adults inhabit lagoon and offshore coral reefs. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Australia 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Tasmanian Devil Damselfish accepts a varied diet of meaty treats and green algae. This diet should include live brine shrimp, plankton and mysis shrimp.

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Scientific Name:Dascyllus aruanus

Common Names:Three Stripe Damselfish, Humbug Dascyllus, Three Striped Damselfish, White-tailed Damselfish

Territorial, inhabit shallow lagoon and subtidal reef flats. Form large aggregations above staghorn Acropora thickets or in smaller groups above isolated coral heads. Feed on zooplankton, benthic invertebrates, and algae. Males invite females to spawn in their nests; protecting the eggs until they hatch and becoming very aggressive against other fish. Eggs hatch after 3-5 days; pelagic larvae feed on plankton. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Used in behavioral study. Have been reared in captivity.

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Indo-Pacific
Max Size: 4 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Three Stripe Damselfish is an omnivorous fish and feed well balanced varied dirt of meaty foods such as brine shrimp, finely chopped mysis shrimp, bloodworms, finely chopped krill and other prepared foods such as carnivore and herbivore pellets and flakes.

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Scientific Name:Chrysiptera traceyi

Common Names:Tracey's Damselfish,

Adults inhabit lagoon and seaward reefs from below the effects of the surge to 40 m. They occur singly or in small groups that remain close to the bottom and may feed on algae and zooplankton. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin:
Max Size: 2 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

Supply the Tracey's Damselfish a varied diet of meaty foods such as frozen mysis or brine shrimp, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods.

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Scientific Name:Chrysiptera tricincta

Common Names:Tuxedo Damselfish, Three-band Damselfish

Adults inhabit lagoon and inshore reefs around coral or rock outcrops situated in sandy areas. Solitary. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Fiji, Vanuatu
Max Size: 2.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

Feed a varied diet of frozen brine and mysis shrimp, dried seaweed and flake foods.

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Scientific Name:Dascyllus reticulatus

Common Names:Two Stripe Damselfish, Reticulated Damselfish, Reticulate Dascyllus

Adults occur in outer lagoon and seaward reefs. They inhabit branching coral heads, particularly Pocillopora eydouxi. Form schools, often in silty habitats. Male prepares a nest by cleaning with its mouth a rock or coral surface where the female will attach the eggs. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.

Origin: Indonesia, Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The diet for the Two Stripe Damselfish should consist of meaty items, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods.

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Scientific Name:Chromis vanderbilti

Common Names:Vanderbilt's Chromis,

Adults occur in small to large aggregations in exposed outer reef slopes and rocky inshore reefs. Benthopelagic. Diet consists of zooplankton, especially copepods. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Central Pacific, Cook Islands 
Max Size: 2 "
Recommended Tank: 20 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Vanderbilt's Chromis is an easy fish to feed and accepts a wide varied diet of live, frozen, freeze-dried, and vitamin enriched brine shrimp, cyclop-eeze mysis shrimp, chopped krill, and blood worms as well as other prepared marine foods 1-2 times daily.

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Scientific Name:Chrysiptera galba

Common Names:Yellow Canary Damselfish, Canary Demoiselle, Yellow Deepwater Damsel

Adults inhabit passes and outer reef slopes. Feeds on algae and planktons. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Cook Islands, Western Pacific
Max Size: 2.75 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

Feed the Yellow Canary Damselfish a varied diet of vitamin enriched frozen Brine shrimp, bloodworms and glass worms, as well as flake or pellet foods for marine fish.

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Scientific Name:Amblyglyphidodon aureus

Common Names:Yellow Damselfish, Giant Gold Damsel, Golden Damselfish

Adults occur in steep outer reef, occasionally in deep lagoons and along channel walls, usually in current prone habitats and where there are abundant gorgonian and long sea-whip corals on which they lay and guard eggs. Juveniles in small groups often found among large sea fans or black corals. Feed on zooplankton. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Eggs laid usually on gorgonian dead branches. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Coral Sea, Fiji 
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The diet for the Yellow Damselfish should include a variety of meaty foods, including brine shrimp and mysid shrimp, frozen herbivore preparations and flakes. To preserve the bright coloration, offer vitamin enriched foods.

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Scientific Name:Pomacentrus auriventris

Common Names:Yellowbelly Damselfish, Goldbelly Damselfish

Adults mainly inhabit inner reef slopes with mixed rubble, coral and algae. They aggregate close to the bottom, usually in small groups. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 2.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The diet of the Yellowbelly Damselfish should include flaked and frozen foods and herbivore preparations.

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Scientific Name:Chrysiptera parasema

Common Names:Yellowtail Blue Damselfish, Azure Damselfish, Yellowtail Blue Damselfish, Yellowtail Demoiselle

Adults inhabit coral-rich areas of sheltered lagoon and inshore coral reefs. They occur in small groups on Acropora patches. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Yellowtail Blue Damselfish accepts all kind of marine based diet in the aquarium. Offer a varied diet consisting frozen mysis shrimp, raw shrimp, silversides, flake, pellet and other commercially prepared foods. It is fond of meaty foods such as mysis and vitamin-enriched shrimp.

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