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Garibaldi - Hypsypops rubicundus - Medium/Large Juvenile

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Juvenile Garibaldi's (Hypsypops rubicundus) are bright orange with brilliant blue spots. Adults retain the bright orange color, but the spots will disappear. This fish will bully other fish, so be sure to keep it with fish of similar aggression and size. Garibaldi's are also from a cooler environment than most tropical saltwater fish and will do best in a cooler aquarium.



Damsels and chromis both come from the Pomacentridae family, which they share with Clownfish, a close relative and another very popular group of aquarium fish. Their temperament can range from very peaceful to quite aggressive and territorial. Chromis (fish from the genus Chromis) tend to be more peaceful than the rest but can also be more delicate. Other common genuses of damsels include Amblyglyphidodon, Chrysiptera, Dascyllus, Neoglyphidodon, Pomacentrus, Stegastes and others.



These fish are generally not picky eaters. In the aquarium, they will usually feed on flakes and pellets but should also be given fresh or frozen algae and meaty foods like brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, planktons, krill, shrimp, scallop and similar items.



Damsels can become very territorial as they become established in the aquarium. Some species will defend their territory especially aggressively; use caution when stocking the aquarium since their small sizes can be deceiving; mature or established damsels may pick on smaller or weaker fish or on new arrivals. Some damsels retain the same appearance throughout their entire lives while others undergo a radical color change as they mature from juveniles to adults. A few may get more colorful as adults but most change from very colorful juveniles to bland, more subdued adults.



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Specifications
MPN
F91 0007 0243
Manufacturer
That Fish Place
Common NameGaribaldi - Med/Lg Juvenile
Scientific NameHypsypops rubicundus
DifficultyEasy
Reef SafeYes
Invert SafeYes
Community SafeYes
Max Size (in inches)12
Min Tank Size (in gallons)100
Origincentral eastern Pacific
Specific Gravity Range1.020-1.024
pH Range8.0-8.4
DietOmnivore
Temperature Range68-72
Internal Id
15562


State Restrictions
Alaska
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
California
Hawaii
Puerto Rico

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