Yellowtail Sergeant

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Yellowtail Sergeant

This species is known as Yellowtail Sergeant, Dusky Damsel and the correct latin name is Abudefduf notatus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Damsel family. (e) It's origin is from East Africa to Micronesia & Japan. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Yellowtail Sergeant is a peaceful species.

Yellowtail Sergeant can grow up to 17 cm what is approximately 6 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 2040cm2 of water surface which is approximately 316 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that 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 Yellowtail Sergeant fish. (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 pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

It lives from 1 to 12 m deep water with strong waves, usually in small groups in nature. So the best is to keep them in shoals and in aquariums with stronger water stream.

This fish is an omnivore.

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