Species group: Damselfish
Other common names: Black Damselfish; Bowtie Damselfish; Royal Damsel; Yellow-back Damsel; Zulu Damsel
Scientific name: Paraglyphidodon melas
The Bluefin Damselfish is a member of the Pomacentridae family of fish, and lives in lagoons and shallow reefs to 12 meters in depth in the Indo-Pacific Ocean. Bluefin Damselfish are found as individuals or as pairs, and feed on soft corals. Bluefin Damselfish are an active and extremely hardy addition to a marine tank.
The Bluefin Damsel has a white body and a yellow top, and has blue pectoral and anal fins.
However, they are quite aggressive and territorial, especially towards other Damselfish.
Paraglyphidodon melas requires a tank size of 55 gallons capacity. Blue Damselfish are reef-safe fish and are a colorful addition to any reef aquarium. The fish needs ample hiding places, especially if it is being housed with other Damselfish.
perfectly beautiful fish
ideal conditions, fin rot, pretty aggressive fish, Water quality
marine tucker, brine shrimp, pellets