Fish Species

Whitetail Dascyllus

Whitetail Dascyllus - Description

The Whitetail Dascyllus is also known as a White-tailed damselfish, Three-stripe damsel,  Humbug dascyllus or Banded dascyllus. They are a marine species and can grow up to 10cm in length, an ideal species for beginners as they are relatively hardy.

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

Popular Name: Whitetail Dascyllus
Species: Dascyllus aruanus

Profile of the Whitetail Dascyllus

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Whitetail Dascyllus species.

  • Size: Up to 10cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: 25-27 Degrees. PH 8.0-8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Live, Frozen and Flaked Food, Brine Shrimp, Algae

  • Temperament: Ideal starter fish

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

  • Behaviour: Males can be aggressive when protecting their eggs

  • Range: Western Pacific Ocean

Scientific Classification of the Whitetail Dascyllus

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 aruanus

  • Popular Name: White-tailed damselfish - Three-stripe damsel - Humbug dascyllus - Banded dascyllus

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacentridae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Whitetail Dascyllus

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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