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Blue and Gold Damselfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Blue and Gold Damselfish
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The Blue and Gold Damselfish is two-tone in color with electric blue primarily on the top portion, and bright yellow on the bottom and posterior portion. There is a considerable species variation in the amount of yellow on the body of the fish.

A favorite of reef hobbyists, the Blue and Gold Damsel requires a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with numerous hiding places. It can be confrontational towards its tank mates.

The diet should consist of a variety of meaty foods, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods.

Like other damselfish, 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.

Fish Facts

Name: Blue and Gold Damselfish (Pomacentrus coelestis)

Family: Pomacentridae

Range: Indo-Pacific

Size: Up to 4 inches

Diet: Omnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: Yes

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 30 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Aggressive

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Easy

Care Level: Egg Depositor

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