Pink Damsel (Chrysiptera rex)
Family: Pomacentridae (Damselfish)
Natural Range: Pacific Ocean
Depth: 3 to 20 ft. Size: 2.5 in. Jumps: No Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Filamentous algae, fish, invertebrate eggs, planktonic invertebrates
Natural History: The Pink Damsel is found in lagoons, reef faces, and surge areas where the density of stony coral growth is high.
Husbandry: The Pink Damsel is a common aquarium fish. It is a peaceful community fish unless the tank is too small, in which case it may become aggressive. It may be the brunt of aggression from other damsels, dottybacks, and pygmy angels. It needs numerous hideouts in the home aquarium. Larger tanks can house pairs of small groups of this species. It is a good reef fish.
Reproduction: This species spawns regularly in captivity.
AKA: King Demoiselle, Pink Demoiselle
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