Bowtie Damselfish

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Bowtie Damselfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Bowtie Damselfish and the correct latin name is Neoglyphidodon melas. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Damsel family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Damsel is aggressive.

Bowtie Damselfish can grow up to 18 cm what is approximately 7 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 2160cm2 of water surface which is approximately 334 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Bowtie Damselfish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

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