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Golden Damselfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Golden Damselfish
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The Golden Damselfish, also known as Yellow Damselfish, has lemon yellow coloring highlighted by upper and lower racing stripes, sometimes of neon blue. As it matures, the colors will fade, and the Golden Damsel will become more aggressive.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with adequate hiding places provides a good environment for this fish. It will not disrupt a reef tank or demolish invertebrates.

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: Golden Damselfish (Amblyglyphidodon aureus)

Family: Pomacentridae

Range: Indo-Pacific

Size: Up to 3 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: Semi-aggressive

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Easy

Care Level: Egg Depositor

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