Humbug Damselfish

  • Scientific Name- Dascyllus aruanus
  • Family- Pomacentridae
  • Origin- Indian and Pacific oceans and the Red Sea
  • Size- 10 centimetres (4 inches)
  • Temperature- 24°C – 28°C (75°F – 82°F)
  • PH – 8.1 to 8.4
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  • Scientific Name- Dascyllus aruanus
  • Family- Pomacentridae
  • Origin- Indian and Pacific oceans and the Red Sea
  • Size- 10 centimetres (4 inches)
  • Temperature- 24°C – 28°C (75°F – 82°F)
  • PH – 8.1 to 8.4
  • Specific Gravity (Salinity) – 1.020 to 1.025
  • Aquarium Size (Minimum)- 120 Litres (30 gallons)
  • Appearance (Physical Description) – The humbug damselfish has three broad black stripes on a white body; it has a zebra-like appearance. The stripes run slightly off, vertically through the eyes and mouth, at the mid-body and bisecting the caudal peduncle (the section between the body and tail), making it half black and half white. The caudal fin is clear, which distinguishes it from the black-tailed damselfish ( Melanurus).
  • Diet-meaty frozen foodstuffs, algae-based foods and commercial flake will keep the humbug damselfish healthy and active.
  • Feeding Frequency – daily
  • Compatibility- *See Compatibility chart*
  • Aggression – Highly territorial
  • Difficulty to keep – easy
  • Captive Breeding – yes

 

Overview:

The Humbug Damselfish is definitely a fish to think about getting if you are new to the marine hobby. It is firstly a fish to look it with its beautiful colour and pattern, secondly it’s a hardy fish and therefore easy to look after and maintain and lastly it’s one of the few marine fish that have been successfully bred in an aquarium. For a healthy and happy specimen ensure that its diet is maintained and there is a place it can call “home” such as crevices and any rockwork.