Canary Damsel ~ Canary Deep Water DamselFamily: PomacentridaeChrysiptera galba Photo ©Animal-World courtesy Frank Schneidewind
Named for its color, a bright yellow, the Canary Damsel or Canary Demoiselle is definitely a vibrantly colored fish. It is sure to catch the eye!
This is another good fish for a first time marine aquarium enthusiast. The Canary Demoiselle is not only a pretty fish, but a good pick due to its hardiness and affordablility.
For more Information on keeping this fish see:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Marine Aquarium
Habitat: Natural geographic location: The Canary Demoiselle or Canary Damsel are found in Southeastern Oceania including Cook and Austral islands. It inhabits passes and outer reef slopes and can be found at depths down to 98 feet (30 meters).
Maintenance: This fish will readily eat all kinds of live, frozen, and flake foods and algae. Finely chopped meaty foods (like brine shrimp) can be fed regularly. It is best to feed small amounts several times a day. In a reef situation they don't really need to be fed very often at all.
Social Behaviors: Like all damselfish, they can be territorial and aggressive, especially as they get older. Can be kept together and with other larger fish but watch them closely to be sure their aggression doesn't become destructive.
Breeding/Reproduction: Some of the damselfish have been bred in captivity. See general breeding techniques under Clownfish on the marine breeding page.