Sapphire Devil

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Sapphire Devil

This fish is known as Sapphire Devil and the correct latin name is Chrysiptera cyanea. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Damsel family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive Damsel.

Sapphire Devil can grow up to 9 cm what is approximately 3 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 1080cm2 of water surface which is approximately 167 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Sapphire Devil fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

Even though these are aggressive, Sapphire Devils may become more tolerant if they are kept in group.

Sapphire Devil, picture no. 1

Sapphire Devil, picture no. 2

Sapphire Devil, picture no. 3

Sapphire Devil, picture no. 4

Sapphire Devil, picture no. 4

Thanks to Tamri Shavi for the picture.
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Document modified on Sun Apr 24 5:59:33 UTC 2011
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