Three Stripe Damsel


Fish Type: Damsels


Scientific Name: Dascyllus aruanus


Species:

Color: black and white
Aggressiveness: Caution Needed
Diet: Omnivore
Max Size: 3"
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Relative Care: Easy
Photo Courtesy of Blue Zoo Aquatics

Also called the Humbug Dascyllus or Humbug Damsel. In the wild the juveniles of this fish are often found in finely branching stony coral species which they use for shelter and protection from predators. Almost always available as 1-1.5″ juveniles in the stores, and belligerence grows with size for this fish.