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Yellowtail Blue Damsel
Chrysiptera parasema
Yellowtail Blue Damsel
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Size: 1 inch
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Bold
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Pellet, Flake, Brine
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 3+ Hours
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
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The Yellowtail Blue Damsel is a beautiful fish in bright-blue color with a yellow tail that fades into clear at edges. It is absolutely a reef-associated fish that lives in sheltered lagoons and inshore coral reefs with prolific coral growth. The Yellowtail Blue Damsel is well-known for living in small groups. It is highly recommended to keep it in groups of three or else it becomes territorial. For instance, if the Yellowtail Blue Damsel is the first one to be introduced in the tank, make sure that the tank is already filled with other inhabitants or else, this fish will start acting as a territorial and would create problem for others when they are placed in the aquarium. The Yellowtail Blue Damsel is considered to be least aggressive and using them to cycle your home tanks is not recommended. The Yellowtail Blue Damsel is an omnivore and likes to consume spirulina, flake foods, and also mysis shrimps. It is completely reef safe and makes a great addition to your aquarium. In this genus, the males are generally larger and more slender and are responsible for guarding their eggs. The Yellowtail Blue Damsel can live up to 5 years in an aquarium. They are generally compatible with: Dwarf Angelfish, Large Angelfish, Anthias, Basslets, Blennies, Boxfish, Clownfish, Goatfish, Gobies, Hawkfish, Hogfish, Parrotfish, Pseudochromis, Puffers, Tangs and Surgeons and Wrasse. Caution is required with: Anglers and Frogfish, Batfish, Butterflyfish, Cardinalfish, Damselfish, Filefish, Grunts and Sweetlips, Squirrelfish and Triggerfish. They are not compatible with: Eels, Groupers, Lionfish and Scorpionfish, Seahorses and Pipefish, Sharks and Rays.
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Photo by member, Shinobi69This damsel is usually better kept in groups of 3 or more because they can become very territorial if kept singly. This is probably one of the least aggressive of all the damsels, but can still be aggressive nonetheless.This damsel will grow to about 3 inches in length.Omnivore - try to give them a variety of foods. They will take vitamin enriched flake foods, frozen and definitely live foods.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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