Found in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, the Red Sea and the Great Barrier Reef, this fish is solitary by nature. In the wild, it lives around soft corals on which it feeds. Juveniles are grey with bright yellow dorsal fins and bright blue pectoral fins. As they mature, their body and fin colors transform to a near black, without highlights. In addition, the peacefulness of the juvenile transforms into a very aggressive adult. A hardy fish also known as a Bowtie, Yellow-baked, Royal and Black Damselfish.
Size: 3/4" to 1 1/2"; can get up to 4"
No. in Tank:ONE. They aggressively defend their small territory
Tank: min. 50 gallons
Food: (Omnivore) Will usually accept all types of foods. Needs a variety of meaty items and vegetables. Also needs algae. Feed small amounts (what it can eat within 3 to 5 minutes), 2 to 3 times a day.
Adaptation: Needs plenty of hiding places and room to swim. It will take 2+ hours to fully acclimate.
Compatibility: Put into a reef system with caution; may be a threat to shrimp and may nip at soft corals. Thus fish will harass other fish many times its own size. Do not place with peaceful tank-mates. It does best with large aggressive fish.
**Can be difficult to find