Fish Species

Four Stripe Damsel Fish

Four Stripe Damsel Fish - Description

The Four Stripe Damsel Fish is also known as the Blacktail Dascyllus, Blacktail Damselfish and Blacktail Humbug.

It is hardy and an ideal choice for the beginner making a beautiful addition to any tropical aquarium.

They can be distinguished by four vertical black bars and a black tail and are often confused with the Whitetail Dascyllus, which has three stripes and a white tail.

Popular Name: Four Stripe Damsel Fish
Species: Dascyllus melanurus

Profile of the Four Stripe Damsel Fish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Four Stripe Damsel Fish species.

  • Size: Up to 8cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 24 to 27 Degrees. PH 8.0 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Not fussy! Algae, Dried, Frozen and Flaked Food

  • Temperament: Ideal Starter Fish

  • Habitat: Shallow lagoons and reefs up to 20m in depth

  • Behaviour: Can be aggressive to other fish

  • Range: Indo-Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Four Stripe Damsel Fish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Dascyllus melanurus

  • Popular Name: Four Stripe Damselfish - Blacktail Dascyllus - Blacktail Damselfish - Blacktail Humbug

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacentridae

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Facts about Fish Species - Four Stripe Damsel Fish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

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