Yellowtail Damselfish (Chrysiptera parasema)
Family: Pomacentridae (Damselfish)
Natural Range: Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 3 to 52 ft. Size: 2.5 in. Jumps: No Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: The Yellowtail Damselfish is found on inshore reefs and lagoons in association with high density stony coral growth. Adults are observed singly or in male-female pairs, less than 2 feet off the ocean floor, feeding on zooplankton. Juveniles are sometimes seen in small groups.
Husbandry: The Yellowail Damsel can be kept in small groups provided there are numerous hiding places. It is less aggressive than most damsels but should not be kept with more aggressive species such as the Blue Devil Damsel. It is a great pick for a reef aquarium.
Reproduction: This species is reported to spawn in captivity.
AKA: Goldtail Demoiselle
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