Garibaldi Damsel

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Latin name: (Hypsypops rubicunda)

Care Level





Blue, Orange



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size

1' 2"

Minimum Tank Size



The Garibaldi Damsel is a majestic fish that inhabits the cool waters off of the Mexican coast. Its vibrant hue of orange is highlighted by an array of blue spots and fins, creating a striking contrast of colors. Its size is impressive, as it is one of the largest in its family. It is a sight to behold, and can bring an added beauty to any saltwater aquarium. Furthermore, it is a hardy fish and can be a great addition to any tank.

The Garibaldi Damsel is a very impressive fish to keep in any aquarium. It has a long lifespan of up to 25 years and can grow to a very large size. To accommodate this fish, an aquarium of at least 180 gallons is required with plenty of live rock for territories. It is important to note that these fish are extremely aggressive towards their own kind, so only one of this species should be kept in the same aquarium. Moreover, keeping the water temperature slightly cooler is beneficial for the health and wellbeing of this species.

The Garibaldi Damsel is sexually dimorphic and has a lobe on the front of the head. These fish have not been successfully bred in captivity.

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