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Reticulated Damselfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Reticulated Damselfish
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The Reticulated Damselfish, also known as the Reticulate Dascyllus or 2-Stripe Damselfish, is a popular fish. Two dark bands encircle its shimmering silver-green body on the front half and also on the back in front of the blue-green tail.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium is suitable with plenty of hiding places. Due to its aggressive behavior as an adult, it will do well with other aggressive fish in a community tank. It will not harm invertebrates or disturb the tank setting.

It will need a diet of meaty items, 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: Reticulated Damselfish (Dascyllus reticulatus)

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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