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Fiji Blue Devil Damsel

Scientific Name: Chrysyptera taupou
Family: Pomacentridae

About the Fiji Blue Devil Damsel

Species Type: Saltwater Fish
Category: Clownfish, Chromis, & Damselfish

Care Level: Easy. Ships well and acclimates well to the home aquarium. Accepts dried foods eagerly and quickly after acclimation. Is resistant to disease. An overall good choice for the new saltwater hobbyist.

Origin: Fiji, Tonga

Compatibility/Temperament: Very aggressive and territorial aquarium fish. They are excellent for the new saltwater hobbyist in a species only aquarium. Attempts to mix this fish in a community should only be attempted in aquariums over 75 gallons in size, housing larger semi aggressive fish that would not consider a Damsel to be a meal. Potential tankmates would include Tangs and larger Angelfish.

Description

The Fiji Blue devil Damsel fish is also referred to as the South Seas devil Damsel, or the Village Belle. It is blue with a yellow belly.

In the aquarium Damselfish will defend a territory aggressively towards any fish that approach. This behavior is magnified in smaller tanks, making it nearly impossible to select appropriate tankmates. Consider these fish to be suited for a species only aquarium.

Fiji Blue Devil Damsel Diet

The Fiji Blue devil Damsel prefers meaty items, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods.

Size

Grows to approx 3'' in length.

Minimum Tank Suggestion

20 gallons

Ideal water parameters for Fiji Blue Devil Damsel

Marine fish are highly sensitive animals with very specific care requirements. Most all saltwater species will require similar water conditions, designed to replicate that of natural seawater. Ammonia and nitrite levels should absolute zero, temperature at 76F to 80F, and salinity at 1.024 to 1.026. Although some fish are tolerant of lower levels of Nitrate, the goal in every aquariums should be to keep Nitrate as close to zero as possible, and certainly under 20ppm. Finally, maintaining a stable pH of 8.0 to 8.4 is desired. Achieving this is made easier by monitoring alkalinity, which should be kept at 8-12 DKH, and calcium, which is targeted at 400 to 460ppm.

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