Acquired: Fish / pet store
Posted Oct 26, 2015
The Blue Damsel is a great fish if you are looking to make a pretty tank. If you want a Blue Damsel you have two real choices, the yellow finned male, or the solid blue female. The Blue Damsel is a small to medium sized aquarium fish that is pleasing to the eye.
The Damsel Fish is a bit on the aggressive side. They are know to peck at other fish that come into their territory. As a Blue Damsel gets older they tend to get more and more territorial, so I would watch out for that.
The Damsel was very easy to feed, It was more than content with simple salt water fish flakes. The flakes also tend to be cheap from the specialty fish stores.
The regular care of the fish is easy. The damsel is a warm water fish, so we kept its tank around 78°F. Most of the time we fed it fish flakes, but we did sometimes give it thawed fish or squid. The fish also had a decent dKH range, 8 - 12°.
All in all, if you want a fish to put into your first tank, the Blue Damsel fish is a great choice with few drawbacks. They are very hardy so you can put them in a lot of different tanks with different fish, they eat well, and they add a nice bit of color to the tank. The only real drawback to them is that they tend to be aggressive, so having a larger tank is better for the other fish can swim around without entering other territories.