Starcki Damsel (Chrysiptera starcki)

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  • Starcki Damsel (Chrysiptera starcki)
  • Starcki Damsel (Chrysiptera starcki)
  • Starcki Damsel (Chrysiptera starcki)

Starcki Damsel (Chrysiptera starcki)

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The Starcki Damsel, also known as the Starck’s Demoiselle, comes from the reefs of the Coral Sea. This damsel is bright blue, with the dorsal side of the fish colored in an energizing yellow. The tail and the lower part of the jaw are also yellow. This is a very active fish that will add movement to any marine aquarium.

The Starcki Damsel is a good choice for beginners since it is less aggressive and does not need as large of a tank as many of the other damselfish. These damsels are aggressive towards their own kind and only one per aquarium should be kept, unless the aquarium is very large. It will ignore invertebrates in the aquarium and feeds on zooplankton and algae, which makes it a good fish for the reef aquarium.

A varied diet of meaty items such as mysis shrimp and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp should be offered.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 3/4" to 1-1/4 ; Medium: 1-1/4" to 2-1/4" ; Large: 2 1/4" to 3 1/4"

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The Starcki Damsel, also known as the Starck’s Demoiselle, comes from the reefs of the Coral Sea. This damsel is bright blue, with the dorsal side of the fish colored in an energizing yellow. The tail and the lower part of the jaw are also yellow. This is a very active fish that will add movement to any marine aquarium.

The Starcki Damsel is a good choice for beginners since it is less aggressive and does not need as large of a tank as many of the other damselfish. These damsels are aggressive towards their own kind and only one per aquarium should be kept, unless the aquarium is very large. It will ignore invertebrates in the aquarium and feeds on zooplankton and algae, which makes it a good fish for the reef aquarium.

A varied diet of meaty items such as mysis shrimp and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp should be offered.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 3/4" to 1-1/4 ; Medium: 1-1/4" to 2-1/4" ; Large: 2 1/4" to 3 1/4"