Four Stripe Damselfish (Dascyllus melanurus)

Four Stripe Damselfish (Dascyllus melanurus)


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


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.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4″ to 1-1/2″


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