Black & Gold Damsel (Neoglyphidodon nigroris) - Marine World Aquatics

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Black & Gold Damsel (Neoglyphidodon nigroris) - The Black and Gold Damsel (Neoglyphidodon nigroris) begins its life as a dazzling yellow, pointy-finned baby fish. It is accented with two long, horizontal...
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Black & Gold Damsel (Neoglyphidodon nigroris) -

The Black and Gold Damsel (Neoglyphidodon nigroris) begins its life as a dazzling yellow, pointy-finned baby fish. It is accented with two long, horizontal black bars that span the length of its body. The adult coloring is much less glamorous, however. As the fish matures it will loose its black stripes and become grayish brown in front and dusky yellow towards the back. Adult specimens found near Java are said to have even pointier fins and their coloring is very dark, almost black.
What starts out as dazzling beauties turn into drab, mean adults and they get pretty big for Damsels, reaching just over 5 inches (13 cm) in length. Out of all the species in this genus, which are all quite unattractive as adults, the Black and Gold Damsel is a little less homely in comparison. Other common names they are known by include Behn's Damselfish, Black and Gold Damsel, Black and Yellow Chromis, Blackmouth Chromis, Yellow Honey Chromis, Yellowfin Damsel, and Scarface damsel.

The Black and Gold Damsels are inexpensive and hardy fish. These damselfish are very easy to care for, so they are great for beginner aquarists. Being omnivores, they are easy to feed and will happily eat any algae based or meaty foods you provide. They are also great for a reef environment as they won't bother any corals or invertebrates. Although some fish from the same genus will eat soft coral, such as the Black Damsel Neoglyphidodon melas, the Black and Gold Damsel will not. It will consume sponges and tunicates if it is hungry, but prefers algae and zooplankton.

They can be kept in groups as juveniles, but will fight if the tank is too small. These are not peaceful community fish and will more than likely cause havoc in an aquarium. As they age and become more belligerent, the aquarist may need to remove these fish unless suitable tank mates of equal temperament are present. They do best kept singly, or as a male and female pair.

Due to their aggression and size, the minimum suggested tank size is 55 gallons for one or a mated pair. With their streamlined shape they are also more active swimmers than some of the other damselfish. Provide areas within the rock work for them to hide. They have no special lighting or water movement requirements, but if keeping them with stony corals these parameters will need to fit the needs of the coral rather than the fish. They will swim all areas of the tank, with or without a coral.

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  • You will know if your fish is dead as it will sink down to the bottom, observe for fin movement and discolouration, most fish sink when they die, but float to the top as they begin to rot. Closely observe the aquatic life upon acclimatising if it hasn’t moved don’t presume its dead but sometimes they are just resting. We advise to add air stone to acclimatising this will increase oxygen level to your live stock. Monitor the fins and gills for any sort of tiny movements, if in doubt call us.
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  • A clear photograph of the fish in its original sealed bag, you must capture the entire bag with contents and seal still in tact clearly evident before taking the 2nd picture.
  • A close up photograph of the coral out of its sealed bag but still in water, (Photographs taken of corals not in water, will not be accepted, as some corals can look distorted/dead out of water).
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Please see review our recommended acclimatisation procedures for corals below to ensure your new coral adjusts to your system with the least possible stress.
Acclimatising your new corals is a vital process to ensure they survive and thrive in your system. People use many different methods but most of them are very similar, below is our preferred choice:
  • Unpack coral carefully from box and keep it in the polythene bag or container that it was shipped in.
  • Float the bag or container in your sump area or main tank for around 20 minutes, this will equalise the temperature of the water in the bag to that of the system it is going to be placed.
  • Open the bag or place coral with shipping water into another small container.
  • Using a piece of airline or similar with an air control valve attached, if one not available then just tie a knot in the airline, start a siphon from the main system and drip water slowly from there into the bag/container housing the new coral ( I use around one drip per two seconds ). Once the bag/container is near full then disregard some of the water and continue the process (never put any of the shipping water into your system). I persevere with this process for around 90 minutes to ensure the new coral is fully acclimatised to the new water conditions.
  • Now it is time to remove the coral from bag/container and carefully place it in your tank somewhere near the bottom. Leave it there and raise it slowly over a period of days so as it can adjust to the different lighting on your tank.
This careful process is vital to ensuring your coral or any other livestock’s long term success.
The same above process can be use for Fish and Inverts however this is not recommended, we strongly advise you put all livestock into a quarantine tank for 30 days where you can observe it before placing it into your display tank, make sure you follow the above procedure before placing livestock into your quarantine tank
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