Yellowtail Blue Damselfish (Chrysiptera parasema)

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Yellowtail Blue Damselfish

Yellowtail Blue Damselfish

Chrysiptera parasema

76 Litres (20 US G.)

5.1-7.6cm (2-3 ")


8.1 - 8.5

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-10 °d

2:3 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-5 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Yellowtail Blue Damselfish, Yellow-tailed Damsel, Blue Damsel, Yellowtail Demoiselle, Goldtail Demoiselle

Additional scientific names

Chromis xanthurus

Origin[edit | edit source]

The Yellowtail Damselfish is commonly spotted in the Western Pacific, including the Solomon Islands, northern Papua New Guinea, Philippines, and Ryukyu Islands.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Reef compatible. Not aggressive towards invertebrates. A medium to large sized tank can house a group of these fish, but they can get aggressive amongst each other if enough space and hiding places are not provided.

Diet[edit | edit source]

The diet of a Yellowtail Damselfish are invertebrates, algae on dead coral, zooplankton, plant material.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Their habitat in the wild is usually on the top of a coral reef. Young indviduals like to hide among fire coral.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

An active and hardy reef dweller. Relatively peaceful but can be aggressive towards conspecifics in small confines.

Identification[edit | edit source]

The Yellowtail Damselfish is rather straightforward to identify, with a solid blue body and a vibrant yellow tail, along with small black markings by its eyes.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

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