Blue Fiji Damsel (Chrysiptera cyanea)
Family: Pomacentridae (Damselfish)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 3 to 33 ft. Size: 3 in. Jumps: No Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Filamentous algae, planktonic crustaceans, sponges, polychaetes
Natural History: The Blue Fiji Damsel is associated with lagoons and reef flats over high densities of coral or rock. It is omnivorous and feeds on a wide variety of foods. It is observed in colonies which are made of males, females, and juveniles. Adult males produce a nesting site for spawning.
Husbandry: Male Blue Fiji Damsels are a very hardy and common fish in the aquarium business. Males can be very aggressive, especially with other males. Several females or one male and several females can successfully cohabitate. Large males can be aggressive with cardinalfish, gobies, blennies, etc. There should be numerous hiding spaces for these fish to retreat to.
Reproduction: This species is reported to easily spawn in captivity. Males have blue fins with wide margins whereas females have clear fins. Females visit nests and observe males make courting displays. The next day the female returns to a chosen male's nest and spawns.
AKA: Blue Devil, Blue Demoiselle, Blue Damsel, Orangetail Damsel
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