Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Bluefin Damselfish
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Bluefin Damselfish
(Neoglyphidodon melas)
Bluefin Damselfish
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Aggressive
Color Form Black, Blue, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 7"
Origin Indo-Pacific
Family Pomacentridae
Minimum Tank Size 50 gallons
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Overview

The Bluefin Damselfish is also called the Black Damselfish, Bowtie Damselfish, Yellow-back Damsel, and Royal Damsel. As a juvenile, it is very attractive, with a gray body highlighted by bright yellow dorsally and blue pectoral fins. As the fish matures, it becomes uniformly black.

In the wild, the Bluefin Damselfish is usually solitary and often associated with soft corals on which it feeds. In the aquarium, the juvenile is generally peaceful but becomes quite aggressive as it matures. It should only be kept with other large aggressive species. Only one Bluefin Damselfish should be kept per aquarium, unless it is very large. It may be a threat to shrimp, and may nip at soft corals.

The Bluefin Damselfish accepts most food including flake and frozen preparations.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1-1/2"

Customer Testimonials

Elby Davis Holland , PA
A very personable and lively fish. The Bluefin Damsel will never get boring! I strongly suggest not housing with soft corals as they tend to nip and thus prohibit proliferation.
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