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Alleni Damsel - Pomacentrus alleni

Alleni Damsel - Pomacentrus alleni

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The Alleni Damsel, scientifically known as Pomacentrus alleni, is a stunning and vibrant fish species that adds a splash of color to any aquarium. Originating from the Indo-Pacific region, particularly around the coral reefs of the Maldives and the Philippines, this damselfish is highly sought after by aquarium enthusiasts.

With its brilliant blue body and contrasting yellow tail, the Alleni Damsel is a visual delight. Its small size, reaching an average length of 3 inches (7.5 cm), makes it suitable for both large and small aquariums. This species thrives in a well-established saltwater tank with plenty of hiding spots provided by live rock formations and coral structures.

Known for its feisty personality, the Alleni Damsel can exhibit territorial behavior, especially towards other fish of a similar shape or coloration. It is recommended to introduce this species as a solitary fish or in small groups to minimize aggression. Compatible tankmates include other peaceful species like clownfish, gobies, and wrasses.

Feeding the Alleni Damsel is relatively easy as it is an omnivorous fish. It readily accepts a varied diet consisting of high-quality flakes, pellets, frozen or live foods such as brine shrimp and mysis shrimp. Supplementing its diet with vegetable matter, like spirulina-based foods or chopped seaweed, will ensure optimal health and coloration.

When it comes to the lifespan of the Alleni Damsel, it can live for several years under proper care. With regular water quality maintenance, stable water parameters, and a well-balanced diet, this fish can thrive in a home aquarium for up to 5-8 years.

Aquarists are captivated by the striking appearance and active nature of the Alleni Damsel. Its vibrant colors and energetic swimming patterns make it a fascinating addition to any marine aquarium setup. Whether you're an experienced hobbyist or a beginner, the Alleni Damsel is sure to captivate and bring a touch of the tropical ocean to your aquatic haven.

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