The Kupang Damselfish are suited for the beginner aquarist. Quite attractive and common in the trade, having a upper blue body and dorsal fin, with the lower belly area yellow through to the caudal peduncle, including the pelvic and anal fins. It is a semi-aggressive Damselfish that can be kept in a community reef aquarium with the right tank mates.
This species is native to reefs within the Indo-Pacific Region.
Here’s a list of some of the best tank mates for your Kupang Damselfish:
Due to semi-aggressive nature, tank mates need to be able to defend themselves. Do not keep with shy peaceful species. They can be competitive for food. House with invertebrates with caution.
Kupang Damselfish diet should consist of a variety of foods such as brine shrimp, freeze dried & frozen foods, dry flakes and pellets. Provide plant based foods in the form of spirulina & flakes.
Kupang Damselfish require a minimum tank size of approximately 115L.
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Kupang Damselfish prefer water temperatures between 22°C - 27°C.
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Replicate natural conditions with artificial lighting (8-10 hours of light every 24 hours.)
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Kupang Damselfish require good filtration and water quality. They are a hardy species and will tolerate a range of water parameters. They are not picky about water flow.
This species does not have a preference of substrate. You can select a substrate based on your personal preferences.
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Provide lots of live rock, structure and rocky overhangs for plenty of territory to hide in.
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