Category:Damselfish

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Damselfish belong to the family Pomacentridae. This medium-sized family has around 360 species including the ever-popular Clownfish. They are primarily marine, with a few species found in freshwater and brackish environments. They are noted for their hardy constitutions and territoriality. Many are brightly coloured, so they are popular in aquaria.

Pomacentrids are found primarily in tropical seas, with a few species occurring in temperate waters (e.g. Hypsypops rubicundus). Most species are found on or near coral reefs in the Indo-West Pacific (from East Africa to Polynesia), with the area from the Philippines to Australia having the greatest concentration of species.


  • Latin names are listed below, for common names click here.


Common Name Species Name Image Difficulty Maximum Size Tank Size
Agile Chromis Chromis agilis Chromis agilis.png Moderate 3 in 30 gal
Azure Damselfish Chrysiptera hemicyanea Chrysiptera hemicyanea.jpg Easy 4 in 30 gal
Black Bar Chromis Chromis retrofasciata Chromis retrofasciata.jpg Easy 2 in 30 gal
Blue Damselfish Chrysiptera cyanea Sapphiredevil1.jpg Moderate 2 in 30 gal
Bowtie Damselfish Neoglyphidodon melas Neoglyphidodon melas253.jpg Easy 6.3 in 55 gal
Chagos Clownfish Amphiprion chagosensis A, chagosensis 2.jpg Easy 3.5 in 20 gal
Domino Damselfish Dascyllus trimaculatus Dascyllus trimaculatus45376.jpg Challenging 6 in 55 gal
Maroon Clownfish Premnas biaculeatus Premnas biaculeatus3487.jpg Moderate 17 cm 35 gal
McCulloch's Clownfish Amphiprion mccullochi Amphiprion mccullochi.jpg Easy 5 in 30 gal
Midget Chromis Chromis acares Chromisacares.jpg Easy 2 in 30 gal
Orangefin Anemonefish Amphiprion chrysopterus Amphiprion chrysopterus-9265.jpg Moderate 17 cm 35 gal
Pearly Sergeant Abudefduf margariteus Abudefduf margariteus3453.jpg Moderate 6 in 55 gal
Pink Anemonefish Amphiprion perideraion Pinkanemonefish-2914.jpg Moderate 4 in 30 gal
Purple Chromis Chromis scotti Chromis scotti.jpg Easy 4 in 75 gal
Red Anemonefish Amphiprion rubrocinctus Amphiprion rubrocinctus.jpg Moderate 12 cm 30 gal
Reticulated Damselfish Dascyllus reticulatus Acropora loripes5568.jpg Moderate 9 cm 45 gal
Saddleback Clownfish Amphiprion polymnus Amphiprion polymnus8439.JPG Moderate 13 cm 30 gal
Sergeant Major Abudefduf saxatilis Abudefduf saxatilis-2038.jpg Moderate 6 in 55 gal
Skunk Clownfish Amphiprion akallopisos Amphiprion akallopisos-3296.jpg Moderate 5 in 45 gal
Three Stripe Clownfish Amphiprion tricinctus Amphiprion-tricinctus56.jpg Moderate 4 in 30 gal
Tomato Clownfish Amphiprion frenatus Tomatoclownf.jpg Easy 5 in 30 gal
Vanderbilt's Chromis Chromis vanderbilti Chromis vanderbilti.jpg Easy 3 in 30 gal
Wide-Band Anemonefish Amphiprion latezonatus Amphiprion latezonatus-9029.jpg Moderate 14 cm 55 gal

Subcategories

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