Yellowtail Damsel
Chrysiptera parasema

Care Level

Low

Placement

Any

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

Yes

Plant Safe

No

Max Size

Less than 2"

Minimum Tank Size

20 gallon

Color

Blue, Yellow

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

Basic (8.2-8.4 pH), Salinity 1.023-1.025, 74-80 degrees Fahrenheit

Description


General: The Yellowtail Damsel (Chrysiptera parasema) naturally occupy reefs surrounding Papa New Guinea, Philippines, and off shelves of the Western Pacific Ocean. The Yellowtail Damsel will reach a length of three inches, are considered to be reef safe, is a relatively hardy starter fish, and will require a minimum tank size of 20 gallons. This Damsel is typically an active, and peaceful fish. However, some individuals may feel the need to acquire a certain territory. In aquariums containing less than 20 gallons, it is best kept as an individual, or mated pair. In aquariums containing more than 55 gallons, it is typically safe to keep Yellowtail Damsel in larger numbers.

Aquarium Diet: Primarily, the Yellowtail Damsel (Chrysiptera parasema) consumes benthal (bottom dwelling) invertebrates such as zooplankton, mysis shrimp, and algae.


Author: Grant Stevens