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Blue Damselfish

Overall satisfaction

4.25/5

Acquired: Fish / pet store

Appearance

5/5

Health

2/5

Easy to Feed

4/5

Easy Environment Needs

2/5

Compatibility with other species

3/5

Compatibility with own species

5/5

Activity Level

3/5

Visibility

3/5

Breeding

N/A

Interaction with owner

2/5

Damselfish are a pity

By

United States

Posted Sep 29, 2014

I still blame myself, but I guess Damselfish have the name for a reason. I had 5 total and they just didn't like the tank. Didn't like the other fish and sort of huddled in a corner. When I saw them in the store before bringing them home, they were swimming freely and happily in a tank, but once I got them home, they were very shy and scared. The physical environment was just fine for them, but I think emotionally they weren't prepared for such a big tank.

My damsels weren't very picky eaters but were very stressed so they didn't eat often enough. If you bring a damsel to your tank, I would recommend bringing them in first and getting them confident and happy before introducing any other fish.

Unfortunately, I returned these little guys to the store because I just knew they weren't happy in the environment I had for them. They did so much better back at the store in their own tank without all the fear they had in mine. Sometimes you might love a little fish, but you just aren't the right owner for them!

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