Info on Azure Damsel

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  1. Dee318i

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    Hi guys can you give more info on the Azure Damsel, like what it eats, what fish can it be kept with and where do I get one?!?
     
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    Thanks that helped alot, do you know where i myt be able to get one?!?
     
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    are you really sure you want one? they are trouble with a capital expenditure to go with it. they kill off weaker meeker fish and when you finally have had enough you havwto dis assemble your liverock to catch it! it is terrible watching them bully other fish to death. they should only be put in tanks with scorpion or lion fish.(as food) or in a tank with other tough and grumpy fish
     
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    sorry to disagree with what people are saying with regards to the tempermant of this fish but its actually NOT aggressive in relation to general marine fish and is possitivley passive by comparrison to other damsel fish. The azures damsel can be housed is a group of three or five IF the aquarium is largis and with significant rock struckture for shelter. I have kept small groups of Azures with ease.

    they eat almost anything including flakes and are fairly active feeders so no need to worry about them not getting food. Defrosted krill, brine and mysis will be a welcome feast for them too.

    of the damsel family of fish, this is about the most passive you can find.
     
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    just to add i wouldnt recommend adding OTHER damsel fish if you do choose to get a Azures as they will be bullied by other damsels. Damsel fish as a family can be real terrors.
     
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    Hi Dee318i,
    I have had a Azure damsel in my tank for a year and a half now. When he was in the smaller tank (300l) he was really very protected about his spot. He would viciously attack even the biggest fish that come near his spot.
    I have since upgraged to a 1200l tank. He is really a model citizen in this bigger tank. Stays in an acro the whole day. Only ventures out to eat. Is a bit protected if a fish comes to near. Never seen him giving any other fish or critter problems. His not a picky eater. Ate from flakes, pellets to frozen food immediately. :thumbup:

    Have seen many little yellow tail damsels for sale but the Azure is not as readily available. Theyre beautiful little fish!
     
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    All I can say is, the yellow belly damsel is way less aggressive than the yellow tailed ones.
    Beautiful addition. Take two small ones and you will end up with a pair.
     
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    Well ive got a 700 litre tank and would like to keep with clownfish, dragonets, tangs and shrimp mainly, going to make my tank a coral tank, so they wont be any aggresive fish in there, planning only to keep peacefull fish
     
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    Well, then you have chosen the perfect damsel. Stays small, not to aggressive and awesome colours under light.

    As I said, take two small ones and you will end up with a pair. ;)
     
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    Okay awesome, thanx guys!!
     
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