DAMSEL BLUE VELVET DAMSEL
Common Names: Javanese Damselfish, Blue-Streak Devil
Description: The Damsel Blue Velvet is mainly black with an iridescent blue along with one large vertical stripe. The fish will lose some of its coloring as they mature. They can be found in the western pacific region and parts of Indian Ocean including Indonesia, and Fiji.
Recommended Tank Size: Like other fish in the Damsel group, the Damsel Blue Velvet likes plenty of room to swim. It is exciting to see them swim as they are active swimmers and can be performers. The Damsel Blue Velvet will bring excitement to any group. The minimum size tank is 30 gallons and higher water quality is required. Another interesting fact is they like to hide, do it is important to have plenty of live rock in the aquarium. It is also advisable that they be kept alone or with a mate as they are not suited for a peaceful community tank.
Food and Diet: It is important to feed them several times a day rather than one or two larger meals. They feed upon varied foods, meaty items, fresh and frozen preparations, and flaked foods.
Level of Care: Easy
Reef Compatibility: Reef Safe
Saltwater Damselfish sold on this site are generally 1 inches to 4 inches in length. All of these small fish are sold as unsexed juveniles. Different sizes will be designated in the description as follows. Size will vary for species and season.
TR - tank raised 1- 2 inches
Small 2 - 3 inches
Medium 3-4 inches
Large 4-6 inches