Reuniting With Two of Our Favorite Damselfish, Chrysiptera starcki & C. springeri

Damselfish get a bad wrap in saltwater and reef aquariums but for over twenty years this group of hardy colorful fish has remained one of our absolute favorites. Almost no other group is as diverse, easy to feed, and colorful…

Never Before Seen Damselfish Collected in Madagascar by Blue Ocean SARL

When new species of damselfish or small gobies are described, sometimes the differences can be so minute that you really have to analyze the fish in question. This new mostly white damselfish is so wildly different in appearance that there’s…

Chrysiptera uswanasi, the Newest Species of Damselfish from Papua

Chrysiptera uswanasi is yet another new species of damselfish from the island of Papua, Indonesia. Uswana’s damselfish is the seventh member of the very similar looking cluster of species in the C. oxycephala complex.  Other recently described damselfish from the…

Chrysiptera burtjonesi Is A Gorgeous New Damselfish From The Solomon Islands

Chrysiptera burtjonesi is a beautiful new species of damselfish which has just been described from the Solomon Islands. This damselfish is very special to me because as recently as a couple years ago I saw this fish in many habitats…

Chrysiptera papuensis, C. ellenae & C. maurineae – three new damselfish from East Indies

We’ve already posted our Top 15 New Reef Fish Species of 2015 but we should have held out for one more week. Prolific fish namers Gerald Allen and Marc Erdmann have gone an published one more paper this year, this…

Damselfish can recognize UV markings of a face

Several years ago it was revealed that damselfish could see specially colored markings on the faces of other fish that only show up under ultraviolet light. Now a new study has demonstrated that the fish can not only see these…

Chrysiptera caesifrons, a new damselfish from the Western Pacific

Chrysiptera caesifrons is the first new reef fish species of the week, and growing our favorite genus of damselfish but yet one more fish. Hailing from the Western Pacific Ocean, the new C. caesifrons is found in Papua New Guinea,…

Reef Nuggets 1: Damsels in disguise

Here at ReefBuilders, we keep our readers on their fins as we strive to deliver the latest aquarium happenings around the world. At the same time,¬†we also try to pepper our blogroll with informative posts so as to keep that…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: The tiger damselfish, Chrysiptera annulata, from the Western Indian Ocean

Sometime this summer we found ourselves floating on the surface of a shallow Indian Ocean near shore reef when we spotted something bright and unexpected – a brilliant black and white damselfish the likes of which we had never seen…

Chrysiptera starcki: A tail of two damselfish

Chrysiptera starcki is a well loved damsel that commonly graces the aquarium of most hobbyist. The bright blue and yellow coloration is a trademark branding for most Chrysiptera, but it looks spectacular on C. starcki. Although often imported from Australia,…