Native to the South Pacific, specifically in the regions of Fiji and Tonga, this fish is also known by the name South Seas Devil and Village Belle. It is bright blue with a yellow underbelly. This easy to care for fish is quite docile as a juvenile, then becomes very aggressive as an adult. The more mature this fish becomes, the more territorial and aggressive it becomes.
Size: 3/4" to 1 1/2"; an get up to 3"
No. in Tank: One
Tank: min. 55 gallons
Food: (Omnivore) Needs a varied diet including both meaty and veggie items. Feed 2 to 3 times a day, small amounts that it can eat within 3 to 5 minutes. Thaw anything that is frozen prior to feeding.
Adaptation: Need many rocks, caves or other hiding places. This will reduce the amount of territorial quarrelling. This fish also needs room in which to swim. It will take 2+ hours to fully acclimate this fish.
Compatibility: Ideal for a reef system as it won't hurt corals, clams or most invertebrates. Do not put this fish in with small, peaceful tank-mates or with its own kind. This damselfish does best when it has larger, semi-aggressive or aggressive fish as tank-mates.