The Beau Gregory Damsel is a very hardy and active fish, and with such beautiful stunning color it makes a great addition to your aquarium. It prefers to hide over the crevices and holes when it is threatened, therefore lots of live rocks are recommended to be kept for them. The Beau Gregory Damsel is somewhat aggressive but if given individual crevices and niche, the aggression decreases. It is a very good choice for a beginner aquarist as it is easy to care and is small in size, thus making it an ideal companion fish for reefs and invertebrates. But as it grows the aggression increases, causing problems with the selection of other species to be added to the aquarium. The Beau Gregory Damsel mainly feeds on flaked and frozen foods, and herbivore preparations. It is probably the bestselling marine fish in the United States. Breeding is possible in captivity if provided with a male and female pair. It seems to be very resistant to most saltwater fish diseases but you still need to take proper precautions and use a quarantine tank before introducing them into your main tank. After they've been in quarantine for two weeks or so and you notice no signs of illness you can acclimate them into your display tank. It is best to keep the Beau Gregory Damsel either singly or in pairs to avoid aggression behavior in a peaceful community aquarium. The Beau Gregory Damsel thrives well in temperature range of 72-78 degree Fahrenheit, and pH value of 8.1 to 8.4.
Damselfishes provide an important link both as reef forage fishes and aldo excellent beginner marine aquarium specimens. Their extensive use is well-warranted considering their diversity, beauty and tolerance of chemical and physical conditions, gregariousness when crowded and general compatibility with fishes and invertebrates. Most damselfish species accept all types of food eagerly and are very disease resistant.Damselfish are often used to break in or cycle a new aquarium. It is important to remember that even though these fish are hardy and can handle the adverse conditions of a new aquarium, they may become quite aggressive among themselves, and toward other tankmates. Most of these fish stay in small shoals in the wild when young, breaking away from the group as they grow, and eventually become solitary as adults. When dealing with several Damsels in one aquarium, plenty of rockwork and hiding places are necessary in order to keep quarrels to a minimum. The Chromis are a genus of Damsels that are schooling fish. They do well in an aquarium in groups of the same species.No significant markings or distinguishing characteristics differentiate males from females. Damselfish can be successfully spawned in an aquarium. The male Damsel is usually responsible for the care and maintenance of the eggs after the fish have spawned.They are generally compatible with: Dwarf Angelfish, Large Angelfish, Anthias, Basslets, Blennies, Boxfish, Clownfish, Goatfish, Gobies, Hawkfish, Hogfish, Parrotfish, Pseudochromis, Puffers, Tangs & Surgeons and Wrasse.Caution is required with: Anglers & Frogfish, Batfish, Butterflyfish, Cardinalfish, Damselfish, Filefish, Grunts & Sweetlips, Squirrelfish and Triggerfish.They are not compatible with: Eels, Groupers, Lionfish & Scorpionfish, Seahorses & Pipefish and Sharks & Rays.