This data set contains physiological responses of two species of damselfishes from an experiment which investigated the effects of an 8hr exposure to stable and increasing/decreasing elevated pCO2 on damselfishes. The physiological metrics consisted of metabolic and haematological traits, metabolic traits were measured using a swimming respirometry system. The experiments were conducted at Marine and Aquaculture Research Facilities Unit at James Cook University. The experiments were conducted in July - October 2017.
The full methodology is available in the accompanying publication, "The effects of constant and fluctuating elevated pCO2 levels on oxygen uptake rates of coral reef fishes".