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Springer's Damselfish

$11.95

Springer's Damselfish

$11.95
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Pet Springer's Damselfish For Sale 

Provide plenty of hiding and swimming space for these Springer's DamselfishThey are not recommended for reef aquariums where they will share space with peaceful reef inhabitants. Damselfish will accept just about any type of marine based diet you offer them. The Springer's Damsel is also known as the Springer's Blue Damselfish, the Springer's Demoiselle and the Goldtail Demoiselle. The Springer's Damsels are very popular and are a good beginner’s fishSpringer's Damselfish eat a wide range of foods, withstand poor water conditions, are disease resistant and they are inexpensive. They are often used as the first fish introduced to a new aquarium. An aquarium or  tank of at least 100 gallons is recommended, but it is possible to keep a single Springer's in a smaller aquarium if there aren’t many other inhabitants. Although Springer's Damsels are among the least aggressive damsels, they still should be provided with plenty of hiding places and kept either alone or in groups of 4 or 5 in a large aquarium to reduce aggression.  

Scientific Name: Chrysiptera parasema

Common Name: Springer`s Damsel, Springer's Blue Damselfish, the Springer's Demoiselle and the Goldtail Demoiselle.

Origin: Solomon Islands, Western Pacific

Habitat: The Springer's Damsel comes from the central and western Pacific, including the Red Sea. The Springer's Damsels are found in Indian and Pacific ocean including areas of Srilanka, Mauritius and Australia  

Diet: Carnivore. Feed a varied diet including frozen mysis shrimp, raw shrimp, silversides, flake, pellet and other commercially prepared foods. Offer enriched foods to enhance keep color from fading

Aggressiveness Rating: Peaceful

Difficulty Rating: Easy, The Springer's Damsels are very popular and are a good beginner’s fish.

Captive Requirements: An aquarium of at least 100 gallons is recommended, but it is possible to keep a single Springer's in a smaller aquarium if there aren’t many other inhabitants. Although Springer's Damsels are among the least aggressive damsels, they still should be provided with plenty of hiding places and kept either alone or in groups of 4 or 5 in a large aquarium to reduce aggression. 

Reef Tank Compatibility: Springer's Damsel Fish are reef safe and aquarium of at least 30 gallons minimum. 

Reproduction: Male beaugregory damselfish,Stegastes leucostictus, were provided with three types of artificial breeding structures to determine if they change habitats based on past or future reproductive payoffs. All three site types quickly lured males away from their natural sites. In comparison to those living on natural sites, those using artificial sites were less likely to move to different areas and had a higher reproductive success. When given no choice, male reproductive success was correlated to structural type. A second experiment provided males with an additional structure after using the intermediate quality type for 2 months. Males would often initially use both sites but would eventually shift their spawning activity to the new site if it was of the same quality or better than the old one. However, males would not move if the new site was of inferior quality. When given a new site identical to the initial one, approximately half of the males shifted to the new site. There was no evidence that reproductive performance influenced a male's decision to use a new site.

Additional Information: The Springer's Damsels are very popular and are a good beginner’s fish. They eat a wide range of foods, withstand poor water conditions, are disease resistant and they are inexpensive. They are often used as the first fish introduced to a new aquarium. An aquarium or tank of at least 100 gallons is recommended, but it is possible to keep a single Springer's in a smaller aquarium if there aren’t many other inhabitants. Although Springer's Damsels are among the least aggressive damsels, they still should be provided with plenty of hiding places and kept either alone or in groups of 4 or 5 in a large aquarium to reduce aggression.

Water Requirements: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025. A single Springer's Damsels should have an aquarium of at least 20 gallons in volume. Springer's Damsels do best when kept in temperatures between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit (23 to 26 degrees Celsius), at pH values of 8.3 or 8.4. The specific gravity should fall between 1.020 and 1.025. When kept in a fish-only aquariumSpringer's Damsels do well in a specific gravity between 1.020 and 1.023. 

Lifespan: In the wild their life span is 2 to 8 years, though they may live up to 20 years in captivity. 

Determining Sex: For instance male beaugregory damselfish (Stegastes leucostictus) spent more time courting larger females in both two-choice and single presentations. Female size was significantly correlated with gonad weight. We also verified that female fecundity was extremely variable within a natural population. We found that male reproductive success was highly correlated with both clutch size and clutch number. However, clutch size was not significantly correlated with clutch number, indicating that males that received larger clutches did not receive more egg clutches. Furthermore, there was no difference between the number of offspring produced by males that mated with the largest females and by males that mated with the most females. Thus, although males preferred larger females, males produced similar numbers of offspring by mating with large females or mating with many females.

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