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- Apr 8, 2008
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- Leeds, UK
Common Name: Humbug Damsel (3 Striped Damsel, Humbug Dascyllus, Striped Dascyllus)
Latin Name: Dascyllus aruanus
Maximum Size: 8cm
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific
Minimum Tank Size: 20g (76l)
Feeding: Varied diet, including meaty foods, flake including herbivore flakes, pellets. Feed at least twice a day.
Reef Safe: Yes (Large individuals may attack and eat small crustaceans)
Care Notes: A very hardy fish, juveniles can be kept in groups and will form a hierarchy. Adults will often fight with each other and other damselfish unless they are a male-female pair. Once settled it can and will become very aggressive and territorial. Best kept in a large community with similar size or larger fish. The Humbug damselfish looks very similar to Dascyllus melanurus, the most notable difference been that aruanus has 3 black stripes opposed to 4 on the melanurus Ideal tank mates include: Tangs, Puffers, Large Dottybacks and Wrasse. Provide suitable hiding places as with any marine fish.