The Ternate Damselfish, is also known as the Lemon Chromis and is presently uncommon to the aquarium industry, making an interesting and attractive addition to the fish-only marine or reef aquarium. This striking fish closely resembles the Yellow Damselfish (Amblyglyphidodon aureus
) but sports a stately green coloration that beautifully offsets the translucent coloration of its tail and fins. This eye-catching color combo adds flashes of dramatic color for a lively addition that complements your aquarium.
The hardy and easy-to-care-for Ternate Damselfish is a great choice for new and experienced aquarists. This Indo-Pacific native is found among coral-rich areas of sheltered coastal reefs. The Ternate Damselfish will generally ignore other fish, invertebrates or corals. However, as the fish matures, it may demonstrate territorial behavior towards its own kind or similar-sized fish. A 30-gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of live rock with multiple hiding places helps break up territories and decrease potential aggression. Spawning Ternate Damselfish are known to lay egg masses on coral skeletons or dead portions of Acropora corals. An industrious pair may clear off portions from live corals if an alternate spawning material is not provided.
The diet of the Ternate Damselfish should be varied and consist of
herbivore flakes, and
foods may also help to preserve body coloration.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2-1/4"