This very dark blue, nearly black, fish with bright blue spots (which get smaller as it ages), is native to the Western Atlantic Ocean. As this fish matures, in addition to smaller spots, it may turn brown or yellow. It is also called a Bluespot or an Atlantic Damselfish. When looking for a Jewelfish, the Atlantic Ocean version is the most commonly thought of variety. As a juvenile, it is a docile fish. As it ages, it becomes increasingly aggressive.
Size: 3/4" to 1 1/4"; can get up to 8"
No. in Tank: ONE! This is an overly aggressive fish.
Tank: min. 55 gallons
Food: (Omnivore) Needs a varied diet including things such as mysid shrimp, brine shrimp, marine algae and herbivore preparations.
Adaptation: Needs lots of hiding places and room to swim. This fish takes 2+ hours to fully acclimate.
Compatibility: Ideal for a reef system as it does not threaten clams, invertebrates and corals. Needs to be with other aggressive fish. No small docile tank-mates. This fish will harass other fish many times its own size and will defend its territory very aggressively.