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      Golden Damselfish
      Golden Damselfish

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Stegastes aureus
      Max. size: 11.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 5 m
      Distribution: Pacific Ocean: New Caledonia and the Gilbert, Line, Phoenix, Samoa, Tuamoto, and Marquesan island groups.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 12. Body color is yellow. The pectoral, caudal and the rear edge of dorsal and anal fins are sometimes translucent with suffusion of yellow. The upper part of head and the antero-dorsal region of body brownish yellow. There is a pale blue band right below the eye connected with a band of same color running along side of snout. The lips are pale gray or brown. The base of uppermost pectoral ray has a small black spot; dorsal edge of the caudal peduncle, with a black saddle, about size of the eye or smaller.
      Biology: Inhabits inshore and offshore coral reefs.
      Aquarium Care:Most damselfishes are extremely hardy, colorful, lively, and inexpensive. They are generally very territorial and will eat most foods. It is recommended they not be added to community aquariums until after all the more peaceful fishes have been placed into the system.Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C). Natural diet consists mostly of zooplankton
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