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Lemon Damselfish
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Captive-Bred
Lemon Damselfish (Pomacentrus moluccensis)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 2¾"
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Pomacanthidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Lemon Damselfish is also known as the Golden Damselfish, Molucca Damsel, Molucca Demoiselle. This bright yellow Damselfish may display blue lines across its head and fins. As the fish matures the bright yellow coloration begins to diminish slightly and becomes less shy within the aquarium.

The Captive-Bred Lemon Damselfish has a unique advantage over wild-harvested species. Captive-Bred Damselfish are very hardy and more accustomed to conditions found in home aquariums. Therefore, it makes a great choice for novices and seasoned aquarists alike.

This member of the Pomacentridae family prefers multiple hiding places and peaceful tankmates. Though most Damselfish will ignore other fish, invertebrates, or corals, some may be territorial towards its own kind or similar-sized fish. The Lemon Damsel is best kept in small groups of odd numbered fish in suitably sized systems.

The Lemon Damsel requires a 30-gallon or larger aquarium with numerous hiding places.

The diet should consist of a variety of meaty items, herbivore preparations and flaked foods.

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