Fish Guide

Starck's Damselfish   (Chrysiptera starcki)
Family: Pomacentridae (Damselfish)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region, Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 81 to 169 ft.   Size: 4 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 55+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Caution
Diet: Zooplankton
Natural History: The Starck's Damselfish is found on sand channels and reef slopes on rocky and coral substrates. It is observed singly and in groups, usually feeding close to the rock and coral.
Husbandry: The Starck's Damselfish is considered one of the more peaceful and desirable damselfish species. It should be fed a nutritious diet to maintain its brilliant colors. It may become more aggressive as an adult and pick on smaller more passive species, such as other damsels. This species was once quite rare in the aquarium trade but is now becoming more common.

AKA: Starck's Demoiselle

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