Yellowtail Blue Damselfish (Chrysiptera parasema)
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Yellowtail Blue Damselfish
76 Litres (20 US G.)
5.1-7.6cm (2-3 ")
8.1 - 8.5
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
This animal is available captive bred
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- 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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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )