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Yellow Tail Damsel

Scientific Name: Chrysiptera parasema
Family: Pomacentridae

About the Yellow Tail Damsel

Species Type: Saltwater Fish
Category: Clownfish, Chromis, & Damselfish

Care Level: Easy. Ships well and acclimates well to the home aquarium. Accepts dried foods eagerly and quickly after acclimation. Is resistant to disease. An overall good choice for the new saltwater hobbyist.
Origin: Indo- Pacific
Compatibility/Temperament: 3


As with most Damsels, the Yellowtail Damsel grows from a docile juvenile into an aggressive adult. As a result Damsels, should not be kept with small docile tank-mates, rather with other aggressive community fishes. Numerous juveniles may be kept together. However, adults will often fight unless they are a pair. If you plan to keep several types of Damsels, it is recommended that you add them at the same time to avoid territorial disputes. Make sure to provide caves or hiding places for them.

The Yellowtail Damsel is not a threat to corals, clams, or invertebrates.
Tank Conditions: Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons, SG:1.020-1.025

Yellow Tail Damsel Diet

Omnivore: offer a diet of both herbivore and carnivore preparations, including mysid shrimp, brine shrimp, and marine algae.



Minimum Tank Suggestion

30 gallon

Ideal water parameters for Yellow Tail Damsel

Marine fish are highly sensitive animals with very specific care requirements. Most all saltwater species will require similar water conditions, designed to replicate that of natural seawater. Ammonia and nitrite levels should absolute zero, temperature at 76F to 80F, and salinity at 1.024 to 1.026. Although some fish are tolerant of lower levels of Nitrate, the goal in every aquariums should be to keep Nitrate as close to zero as possible, and certainly under 20ppm. Finally, maintaining a stable pH of 8.0 to 8.4 is desired. Achieving this is made easier by monitoring alkalinity, which should be kept at 8-12 DKH, and calcium, which is targeted at 400 to 460ppm.

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