French Angel Fish

The French angelfish is common in shallow reefs, usually in pairs, often near sea fans. It feeds on sponges, algae, bryozoans, zoantharians, gorgonians and tunicates. Juveniles tend cleaning stations where they service a broad range of clients, including jacks, snappers, morays, grunts, surgeonfishes, and wrasses. At the station the cleaner displays a fluttering swimming and when cleaning it touches the clients with its pelvic fins.

Coloration in adults is black, the scales of the body, except those at the front from nape to abdomen, being rimmed with golden yellow; a broad orange-yellow bar at pectoral absent; dorsal filament yellow; chin whitish; outer part of iris yellow; eye narrowly rimmed below with blue. Juveniles are black with vertical yellow bands.

Reproduction is oviparous and these species are monogamous. Spawning pairs are strongly territorial, with usually both members vigorously defending their areas against neighboring pairs.

Its flesh is considered good quality and it is marketed fresh. It has been reared in captivity.

Fiji Blue Devil Fish

Aquarists are fascinated by the South Sea Demoiselle's brilliant, gorgeous colors. Under the sun the blue reflects neon-like colors of bright greenish-blue.This species will keep its brilliant blue in the aquarium, but it may become darker or deep blue on occasion, depending on conditions.

Many of the Chrysiptera damsels are lavishly colored and eye-catching, but some are called “Devils”, because of their extraordinary aggressiveness and quarrelsome behavior. These scrappy fish cannot be housed with colorful butterflyfish, small angelfishes, and often others of their own species.
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