Black Damselfish

Species information for the Black Damselfish, in the Damsels category.

  1. FAMILY - Pomacentridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Neoglyphidodon Melas

    COMMON NAME - Black Damselfish

    SIZE - 6.3" (16 cm)

    RANGE - Tropical Western Atlantic

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 55 US Gal. (208 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Feed live, frozen, flake marine fare for Carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores. Feed a minimum of 2 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Large specimens may eat smaller crustaceans, otherwise an excellent reef fish.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Will eat some algae, a beautiful fish as a juvenile, loosing most of its dazzling color as the fish matures, juveniles are aggressive and should not be kept in a docile community tank, only one juvenile or adult should be kept in a tank. Adults will become more aggressive as they mature, keep with larger, aggressive fishes.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 21, 2014
    jhnrb, Feb 23, 2009