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Cloudy Damsel
Dascyllus carneus
Cloudy Damsel
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Size: 1-2 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Bold
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Pellet, Flake
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 2+ hours
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
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The young Cloudy Damsel often lives in a communal relationship with anemones. As they mature, however, they will abandon the anemone and shifts to corals. We suggest keeping a few live rocks and caves or a coral of their own, or it might end up in fighting with other damselfish species for its niche. The Cloudy Damsel is hardy, inexpensive and readily available at saltwaterfish.com. Since it is very easy to care and maintain, the Cloudy Damsel makes a very good choice for a beginner aquarists. It is mostly found in the Indo-Pacific region, and can be fed with all kinds of live, frozen and flake foods and algae. The Cloudy Damsel is aggressive in nature and hence becomes territorial as it grows older. Their aggressive nature becomes destructive sometimes. A minimum of 10 gallon aquarium is required for the Cloudy Damsel to keep. It looks great in groups when it moves in a shoaling manner. There is no distinctive feature differentiating males and females, but they have been successfully spawned in the aquarium. In this species, the males are responsible for looking after the eggs. The Cloudy Damsel is resistant to diseases and also accepts all types of food.
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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.
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