SUNRISE OR TALBOTÕS DAMSELFISH
Scientific name: Chrysiptera talboti Pronunciation: Chris-ip-tera tall-bot-eye Origin: Eastern Indian Ocean to Tonga Central Pacific Maximum size: Around 6cm Tank size: Minimum 120x30x30cm Availability and cost: Quite frequently sold; from £12 to £17
A lesser-known species that’s relatively peaceful and highly attractive. These are alert little fish that will often claim a small territory within an aquarium and chase other similar-sized fish away, but it’s not the kind of relentless assault for which damselfish have earned a bad reputation. The Sunrise is actually widely available in the hobby, but can be secretive in dealers’ aquaria so it’s not always on display. Seek it out; it’s worth it.