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.