Four Stripe Damselfish


The 4-Stripe Damselfish, also known as Blacktail Dascyllus, Blacktail Damselfish, or Blacktail Humbug, is a popular fish. Three alternating black and white vertical bands make up the body coloration with a fourth black band ending at the tail.

A 30 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of hiding places is suitable. Due to its aggressive behavior as an adult, it will do well in a community tank with other aggressive fish. It will not harm invertebrates or disturb the tank setting.

It will need a diet variety of meaty items, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4, dKH 8-12
Max. Size: 4"
Color Form: Black
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Family: Pomacentridae

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Andrew Jardin October 1, 2009 at 1:59 pm

I had two four stripe damselfish, but they faught alot and one killed the other. The one i have now is extremely shy and hardly ever come out, but when he does he shows off his beautiful stripes. Not friendly fish keep singly or in agressive tank.

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