Azure Damselfish, Captive-Bred



The Captive-Bred Azure Damselfish, also called The Half-blue Damselfish, is a two-tone, darting fish. The body's front part is bright blue. The posterior part, the tail, and the anal fin are yellow. There is a variety of species depending on the quantity of yellow visible. (Some refer to C. parasema to be the Azure Damselfish. However, in the world of aquariums, it is known as the Azure Damselfish and is believed to be this species, C. hemicyanea.) A 30 gallon tank or more with lots of rocks and decorations is best. Since it is tolerant of substandard water parameters, it's an extremely popular fish for beginners. A small amount of Azure Damsels can add drama and color to any marine aquarium. It is important to keep this species alongside other fish that are semi-aggressive, since they could become territorial once they grow older. In larger reef tanks this should not be an issue if there are plenty of hiding spots available. The Azure Damselfish diet should comprise of high-quality flake foods as well as frozen meaty foods like mysis or brine shrimp, and sometimes dried seaweed that is offered via a feeding clip. Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 3/4" to 1" Medium: 1" to 1-1/4"  
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General information regarding Azure Damselfish The Azure Damselfish Chrysiptera hemicyanea is a dual-tone and darting marine fish. The front part of its body is blue. The posterior part, the anal fin, as well as the tail are yellow. There is a variety of species because of the quantity of yellow visible on its body. (Some people call C. parasema an Azure Damselfish. However, in the aquarium trade, the Azure Damselfish is thought to be the same fish, C. hemicyanea.) A smaller or larger aquarium can accommodate a single Azure Damselfish. A medium-sized to large aquarium is ideal for a small group.  
Large, Medium, Small
6 lbs


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