Damselfish Information & Care

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Fish Type Species suitable for beginners
Fish Family Pomacentridae
Common Name Damselfish
Scientific Name Chromis chromis
Description

One of a number of species belonging to the family Pomacentridae, most usually Chromis chromis. Many other species within the family have common names that include the word "damselfish", but in almost all cases this is qualified with an adjective or other descriptor.

The average size of such damselfish is around 7.6 centimetres (3 inches). They are all marine and usually have bright colours. Some species of damselfish are able to adapt well in an average aquarium, but others such as the white-spotted damselfish cannot. Sometimes the fish cannot breed in captivity. The diet of a damselfish can include small crustaceans, plankton, and algae.

Many spieces of damselfish are kept as aquaria, and live in tropical coral reefs; however, many also live in temperate climates. One example would be damsels inhabiting the Catalina islands in California.

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Blue Damselfish

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Fish Name Blue Damselfish
Scientific Name Chrysiptera Cyanea
Description: Blus Damsel, Kenya Tree, Leather Coral and Zoo's

Three Stripe Damselfish

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Fish Name Three Stripe Damselfish
Scientific Name Dascyllus Aruanus
Description: Three Striped Damsel vs Blue Green Chromis

Yellowtail Damselfish

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Fish Name Yellowtail Damselfish
Scientific Name Chrysiptera Parasema
Description: yellow tail damsel

Four Stripe Damselfish

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Fish Name Four Stripe Damselfish
Scientific Name Dascyllus Melanurus
Description: striped damsel

Blue Damselfish

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Fish Name Blue Damselfish
Scientific Name Chrysiptera Cyanea
Description: Blue Damsel