Fiji Blue Devil Damsel (Chrysiptera taupou) Care
The Fiji Blue Devil Damsel, Chrysiptera taupou, is also known as the Southseas Devil. These fish come from the Western Pacific Ocean, from the Coral Sea to Samoa. They have a bright blue body and a yellow belly and fins. They also have small bright spots on the main part of the body.
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. These are some of the most aggressive of all of the damsels.
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 Fiji Blue Devil Damselfish can grow to be about 3″ and can be housed in aquariums as small as 30 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 reef safe and will not bother coral or invertebrates, but may be very aggressive towards other fish.
Approximate Purchase Size
Small: 1/2″ to 1″
Medium: 1″ to 2″
Large: 2″ to 3″