Species group: Damselfish
Other common names: Golden Damselfish; Yellow Damsel Fish; Lemon Damselfish; Yellow Damsel; Lemonpeel Damsel
Scientific name: Amblyglyphidodon aureus
The Yellow Damselfish is found at depths to 45 meters in reefs in the western Pacific Ocean. Yellow Damselfish are usually solitary, however they may group together while feeding on marine zooplankton.
The Yellow Damselfish is lemon yellow in color highlighted by neon blue stripes. The color fades with age. This fish also has small bluish or purplish spots on the face.
In captivity, the Yellow Damselfish is quite aggressive and territorial. Compatible with Angelfish, Anthias, Basslets, Blennies, Boxfish, Clownfish, Goatfish, Gobies, Hawkfish, Hogfish, Parrotfish, Pseudochromis, Puffers, Tangs, Surgeons, and Wrasse. Not compatible with predatory species like Lionfish, Sharks, Groupers, Triggers, and Eels.
Yellow Damselfish need a 30-gallon tank. They are very hardy and can survive bad water conditions. However, frequent filtration keeps them healthy, and they live longer. They are omnivores that feed on plankton, vegetables, mysis shrimps, flakes, etc. They require hiding places among plants, rocks, and corals. These fish are middle and bottom dwellers.
great first saltwater
frozen preparations, invertebrates
Very intense, uses a lot of energy
Metal halides were the go-to lighting fixtures in reef-keeping. They are very bright but give off a lot of heat and require a big ballast to start up. I've had over 15 reef tanks that used MH bulbs. Some aquarists with really deep reef tanks use them but most hobbyists go with modern LED reef lighting. You have to replace them every year because the light quality (spectrum) declines over time. Reef LED fixtures provide enough intensity and the right color spectrum for stony corals. LED lighting uses a fraction of the energy and runs much cooler..
From James 1360 days ago