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      Twinspot Damselfish

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Chrysiptera biocellata
      Max. size: 12.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 0 - 5 m
      Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to Samoa, Marshall and Gilbert Islands; Australia northwards to the Ryukyu Islands. Reported from Taiwan.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-14. Bluish or purplish spots at the posterior base of the dorsal fin. Juveniles with large ocellus that reduces with size and lacks completely in adults. The white band in young reduces to a small white saddle in large adults.
      Biology: Occurs in protected inner reef flats and shallow lagoons and channels, over rubble and rocky outcrops. Feeds primarily on filamentous algae
      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 filamentous algae
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