Three Stripe Damsel (Dascyllus aruanus)

Common Name: Three Stripe Damsel
Scientific Name: Dascyllus aruanus
Reef-Safe: Yes
Min. Tank Size: 10 gallons
Captive Care: Easy
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Max. Size: 8 cm (3")
Range: East Africa and the Red Sea, east to the Line, Marquesas, and Tuamotu Islands, north to sourthern Japan, and sourth to Lord Howe and Rapa Islands.
Depth: 1 - 12m (3.3 - 39ft)
Diet: Omnivore
Remarks: 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.