Acquired: Fish / pet store
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!