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Javanese Damselfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Javanese Damselfish
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The Javanese Damselfish, also known as the Blue Velvet Damselfish or the Blue-Streak Devil, is black with small blue stripes and one, large white vertical stripe. As it matures, it may lose some of its coloring, fading towards brown and black.

It will do well in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium. It is aggressive toward other fish and prone to disease if proper aquarium management techniques are not practiced.

The Javanese Damselfish feeds on a variety of meaty items, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods.

Like other damselfish, they are generally compatible with: Dwarf Angelfish, Large Angelfish, Anthias, Basslets, Blennies, Boxfish, Clownfish, Goatfish, Gobies, Hawkfish, Hogfish, Parrotfish, Pseudochromis, Puffers, Tangs & Surgeons and Wrasse.

Fish Facts

Name: Javanese Damselfish (Paraglyphidodon oxyodon)

Family: Pomacentridae

Range: West Pacific

Size: Up to 6 inches

Diet: Omnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: Yes

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 30 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Aggressive

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Easy

Care Level: Egg Depositor

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