Damselfishes

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Blue Devil, Chrysiptera cyanea. Scott W. Michael
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Bluegreen Chromis, Chromis viridis. Scott W. Michael
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Yellowtail Damsel, Chrysipera parasema. Scott W. Michael

Hardy & Commendable Species to Consider

A quick guide to the damselfishes, including both the best and worst species choices as selected by expert hobbyists, marine biologists, and respected aquarium shop owners. The related Clownfishes (Anemonefishes) are covered separately.

Best Damselfishes

Species likely to thrive with proper care & feeding:


Worst Damselfishes

Species not likely to succeed (or to become large and belligerent).


All Damselfishes

Family:


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Reference: The 101 Best Saltwater Fishes
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Text credit: SWM