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Western Blue Devil (Paraplesiops meleagris)

The Western Blue Devil or Paraplesiops meleagris is a saltwater fish that is found around Australia, normally in or around reefs/caves. This fish has very large eyes with light blue spots that cover its entire body. There is also a bit of light blue that can be found on their fins and tail. They have elongated pelvic, anal and dorsal fins, which gives them the look of a Betta fish. Because this fish is so hard to find, the Western Blue Devil is one very expensive fish to house in an aquarium setting.If you have got the money burning a hole in your pocket though this fish requires an aquarium of at least 70 gallons with the following water conditions, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025 and 64-72° F. This fish is quite large for an aquarium, growing to just over 1' in length. As you can see the Western Blue Devil body becomes more blue as it grows older. It can also be quite territorial, so it should be kept alone in a tank or with others similar fish in a very large aquarium. You can check out the Western Blue Devil underwater in its natural habitat in the video below...

Also known as the Blue Betta, these fish are nocturnal and like to have a few hiding spots during the days to hide from the bright lights. As you can imagine they become much more active at night. Western Blue Devils are carnivores that should be fed a variety of meaty foods including feeder shrimp.

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