Golden Damsel

golden damsel

The golden damselfish (Amblyglyphidodon aureus) is also known as the yellow damsel because of its golden yellow coloration. It also has small bluish markings on its face.

Golden damsels belong to the family Pomacentridae, which includes the other damselfish and the anemonefish.

In their natural environment golden damsels are found in coral reefs. In their aquarium you should provide plenty of live rock and hiding places.

Although some damselfish are very aggressive, golden damsels are relatively peaceful (for a damselfish) and can be kept in a group in the aquarium. However, it is best to introduce all members of the group into your aquarium at the same time. They may be less accepting of new members of their species that are added later.

They do sometimes behave aggressively toward members of other species, however.

Golden damsels make excellent reef fish. They are relatively small fish that reach an adult size of about 4-5 inches (10-13 cm).

Golden damsels are easy to feed in captivity - they accept almost all marine aquarium fare. They are omnivores needing both plant based and meaty foods.

They sometimes spawn in captivity. Males guard the eggs until they hatch.

They are inexpensive for saltwater fish - golden damselfish can be purchased for about $4 each.