Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Ambon Damselfish, Captive-Bred
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Ambon Damselfish, Captive-Bred
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Ambon Damselfish, Captive-Bred (Pomacentrus amboinensis)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Black, Pink, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 3½"
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Pomacanthidae
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The Ambon Damselfish is a darting marine fish with primarily yellow with significant pink coloration present throughout, along with some black markings, including spots on the top of the operculum and another on the upper pectoral fin base. Juveniles have an ocellus, or “eye spot” on the soft dorsal fin which fades as the fish grows.

Found in the tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific, the Ambon Damselfish is commonly distributed off the coast of north-western Australia down to the central coast of New South Wales.

The Ambon Damselfish is a hardy fish suitable for beginners and is also a great choice for reef aquariums with invertebrates. Similar to many other Damselfish, the Ambon Damselfish has a semi-aggressive disposition and does best when housed in a spacious environment large enough to easily accommodate multiple specimens.

A saltwater aquarium of over 30 gallons in size, aquascaped with live rock provides a great home for the Ambon Damselfish. Keep in mind that as the Ambon Damselfish matures, it may demonstrate heightened territorial behavior towards future additions to the aquarium. If keeping the Ambon Damselfish with other damselfish, provide multiple hiding places to break up territories and decrease aggression.

The diet of the Ambon Damselfish should consist of flaked and frozen foods, and herbivore preparations.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1/2” to 1”; Medium:1" to 1-1/2"

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