Azure Damselfish

Latin name: (Chrysiptera hemicyanea)

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Blue, Yellow



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A 30 gallon aquarium or larger with plenty of rockwork and décor is the best setup for keeping Azure Damsels. As they are quite hardy and can tolerate substandard water parameters, they are a great starter fish for any beginner hobbyist. Not only can they add a great deal of color and drama to your aquarium, they can also be kept with other semi-aggressive fish as long as there are sufficient hiding places. As they mature, Azure Damsels can become territorial so it’s important to keep an eye on the size of the group and provide plenty of areas for them to retreat to. An Azure Damsel in a larger reef aquarium can be an amazing addition to your tank, so long as you provide them with the necessary conditions.

Azure Damselfish are a hardy fish and can thrive with a proper diet. The diet should consist of quality flake foods, frozen meaty foods such as brine and mysis shrimp, and occasionally dried seaweed offered on a feeding clip. Variety is key in order to ensure that the fish are receiving all the necessary nutrients. Providing a nutritious diet is essential for the health and wellbeing of the Azure Damselfish.

The approximate purchase size for a small, medium, or large is 3/4″ to 1-1/4″, 1-1/4″ to 2-1/4″, or 2-1/4″ to 3″, respectively.

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