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Pomacentrus auriventris - Goldbelly Damsel
2.8 in. (7.0 cm)
Minimum Aquarium Size
20 gal. (76 L)
Reef. Hiding places are essential to increase the rare of acclimation.
Foods and Feeding
Feed meaty and vegetable foods at least once a day (may be able to feed less often if enough algae is present in the tank). Color-enhancing foods can help it maintain its bright colors.
This damsel can be kept with less aggressive species, if the tank is larger and if it is added to the tank after its more sociable neighbors are settled in to their new home. If it resides in a smaller aquarium, it may pick on newly introduced fishes. More than one Goldbelly can be housed in the same tank. Aggression is less likely if the tank is larger and hiding places are plentiful. Adding smaller fish simultaneously also decreases likelihood of conflict (adults quarrel more often). They are no threat to ornamental invertebrates.
The Goldbelly Damsel will spend most of its time sculling just above the substrate or peering from a preferred hide-out.
Reef Aquarium Suitability