Garibaldi Damselfish

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Garibaldi Damselfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Garibaldi Damselfish and the correct latin name is Hypsypops rubicundus. It belongs to the Damsel family. (e) Origin of this species is Eastern Central Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive Damsel.

Garibaldi Damselfish can grow up to 30 cm what is approximately 11 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 3600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 558 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Garibaldi 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.

Garibaldi Damselfish picture 1

Garibaldi Damselfish picture 2

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

Garibaldi Damselfish, picture 3

Garibaldi Damselfish, picture 4
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