Fish Species

Blue Damselfish

Blue Damselfish - Description

The Blue Damselfish is also known as the Sapphire devil or Orangetail blue damselfish and is one of the most popular saltwater aquarium fish.

The Blue Damselfish makes a beautiful addition to any aquarium, it is hardy and an ideal fish for the beginner. The male is electric blue in color with an orange tail whereas the female is completely blue with a black spot on the top of their fin (the picture above shows a female blue damselfish).

Popular Name: Blue Damselfish
Species: Chrysiptera cyanea

Profile of the Blue Damselfish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Blue Damselfish species.

  • Size: Up to 8.5cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1-8.5

  • Diet / Feeding: Flaked and Frozen Food

  • Temperament: Can be aggressive to other Damselfish and other small fish

  • Habitat: Reef Dweller - Marine Waters

  • Behaviour: Provide lots of hiding places in the tank to minimise aggression

  • Range: Indo-pacific

Scientific Classification of the Blue Damselfish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Chrysiptera cyanea

  • Popular Name: Sapphire Devil - Blue Damselfish - Orangetail Blue Damselfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacentridae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Blue Damselfish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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