Blue Damselfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Pomacentridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chrysiptera Cyanea

    COMMON NAME - Blue Damselfish (Blue Devil)

    SIZE - 3.1" (8 cm)

    RANGE - Western Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 30 US Gal. (114 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet for carnivores, omnivores, herbivores, including live, frozen, and flake fare. Feed min. 2 times a day.



    CAPTIVE CARE - May graze on some algae, aggressive as it matures, will pick on more docile tankmates, a pair can be kept in a smaller tank, a group can be kept in a medium to large tank. Does not live well with cardinalfish, govies, firefish, blennies (very aggressive towards these fish), needs plenty of hiding places. Unless a large tank is used house only one male per tank. Will spawn in captivity. Males will have a blue tail with dark border (Indonesia), bright orange tail other areas, female's tail is clear. This is a hardy fish and acclimates well to captive care, will eat most anything offered.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 22, 2014
    jhnrb, Feb 23, 2009