Blue Fin Damsel (Neoglyphidodon melas) Care
Although damselfish are colorful, hardy, reef safe, and affordable, these little fish can be very feisty and overly aggressive towards their tankmates. They will do best housed with large angelfish, tangs, triggers, and dottybacks.
Damselfish are omnivores and require a diet rich in both meaty and plant foods, such as mysis and brine shrimp, marine algae, and flake food.
The Blue Fin Damsel can grow to be about 7″ and can be housed in aquariums as small as 55 gallons with plenty of live rock. These cute little fish are territorial and once acclimated to an aquarium, they consider the entire tank to be “their” territory.
These fish are considered reef safe “with caution” because they may both coral invertebrates and will likely be very aggressive towards other fish.
Approximate Purchase Size
Between: 1-1/2” to 2”