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Humbug Damsel

Picture of Humbug Damsel
Common nameHumbug Damsel
SizeThe largest scientifically measured Striped Damsel was 10.0 cm / 3.9 in. The Striped Damsel is white and adorned with three black bars. A large brown spot is located on the dorsal part of the snout. The pelvic fins are black, the caudal fin is pale, and the pectoral fins are translucent.
OriginThe Striped Damsel inhabits the Indo-West Pacific and its geographical range stretches from East African and the Red Sea to the Line, Marquesan and Tuamoto islands. The northernmost specimens are found off the southern coast of Japan, while the range proceeds southwards down to Sidney, Australia.
CompatibilityIt will become territorial as it matures, so be prepared to deal with this. Many aquarists use Striped Damsels to cycle their aquarium, but you should keep in mind that being added as the first fish to an aquarium will amplify the territorial behaviour of this species.
MaintenanceThe Striped Damsel is easy to care for and can be recommended for novice marine aquarists. It is important to include good hiding spots in the aquarium; for the Striped Damsel as well as for the other inhabitants. Ideally provide each Striped Damsel with its own rock cave or coral head.
TemperatureThe recommended water temperature is 24-28° C / 75-82° F. Keep the pH-value within the 8.1-8.4 range and the specific gravity at 1.020-1.025.
Water chemistry / movement
FeedingIt is known to accept a wide range of foods in the aquarium, including dry food. Keep you fish an a varied omnivore diet that contains both green and meaty foods.
SexingStriped Damsels can be sexed based on outer appearance. The male fish is typically somewhat bigger than the female, but not always.
BreedingDuring breeding, the males will entice females to lay eggs in their nests, typically in the substrate near some type of cover. The males will then fertilize the eggs and protect them until they hatch.
CommentsDascyllus aruanus is known under many different common names in English, such as Striped Damsel, Striped Damselfish, Black and white Damselfish, Threestripe Damselfish, White tailed Damsel, White-tailed Damsel, White tailed Damsel, Banded Humbug, Common Humbug, Zebra Humbug, Humbug Damselfish
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