Acquired: Worked with fish (didn’t own)
Arkansas, United States
Posted Jul 10, 2012
I am unsure how many times I have tried to talk people out of getting these fish. I know they are extremly cheap and actually quite pretty, but they are some of the meanest fish I have ever seen. When young they are quite dosile, but somewhere along the way they tend to snap and can kill other fish in the tank. Once the killing has started and you decide to remove the damsel from your tank it is almost impossible to do without completly takeing out the rock and everything. I once helped a friend remove a damsel and we drained the tank and removed the rock, and then the damsel dissapeared. It actually burried into the sand!
Please refrain from these fish at all costs. Do not cycle your tank with it. Do not pay for one. Do not take on if its free.
Now, there are people out there that have a tank with a damsel and are perfectly happy with it. To them I say give it time. One day your little blue demon will snap.