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Azure Damselfish

GOOD Fish

Scientific Name Chrysiptera hemicyanea

Other Name(s) Half-Blue Damselfish; Kupang Damselfish

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Azure Damselfish

GOOD Fish
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Electric blue head and most of body; yellow belly and fins, including tail. Captive-breeding of Azure Damselfish has been successful, but many wild-caught individuals are still sold in the aquarium trade. Using damselfishes to cycle new tanks is a cruel practice that causes needless suffering and death. Always cycle tanks using fishless methods. Confirm origin as captive-bred at ORA for Good Fish rating.