The Black Damselfish, Neoglyphidodon melas, also goes by the common names of the Bluefin Damsel, Royal Damsel, and Bowtie Damsel. As a juvenile, the Black Damsel features a grey body, blue pectoral fins, and a vibrant yellow dorsal fin. As it matures, the fish turns completely black.
The Black Damsel is a peaceful fish but should be kept as a solitary species and may nip at small inverts or soft corals. It is a great beginner fish that can be kept in tanks more than 30 gallons and prefer plenty of live rockwork to hide in.