Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Blue Sapphire Damselfish
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Blue Sapphire Damselfish
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Blue Sapphire Damselfish (Chrysiptera springeri)
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Quick Stats

Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 2"
Color Form Black, Blue
Diet Carnivore
Compatibility View Chart
Origin Solomon Islands
Family Pomacentridae
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Overview

The Blue Sapphire Damselfish originates within the Solomon Islands, and is a brilliant blue coloration with black outlined fins. This species can quickly turn completely black when stressed which allows them to evade predators. Like many of the other damselfish within the Chrysiptera genus, it can become aggressive towards slower moving tank mates. Be sure the aquarium has plenty of live rock for territories and hiding.

The Blue Sapphire Damselfish is hardy and is a good fish for beginners. They also make an ideal companion fish for a saltwater aquarium of over 30 gallons, and are safe with corals and invertebrates. As the fish matures it may become aggressive, causing problems with the selection of other species of fish added to the aquarium. If keeping with other damselfish, provide plenty of live rock with multiple hiding places to break up territories and decrease aggression.

The Blue Sapphire Damselfish's diet should consist of quality flake foods, frozen meaty foods such as brine or mysis shrimp and occasionally dried seaweed offered on a feeding clip.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1-1/2"

Customer Testimonials

John Godwin Great Falls , MT
Put three in with three Yellow Tail Damsels and they all get along just fine. Beautiful under T5's. The three tend to stay together as do the Yellowtails, makes for great activity.
Gary H Marietta , GA
I have 3 in my tank with various other peaceful and semi aggressive fish. I have seen zero aggression from the sapphires, they all stick together and hang out in my Birdsnest coral. Absolutely beautiful fish. If you have to have a damsel like me, this would be a great choice.
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