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Dascyllus melanurus, Bleeker 1854, the Four-Stripe Damsel or Blacktail Humbug. Indo-Australian Archipelago. Typically found about isolated coral heads. These fish are aggressive and territorial and can harass fish many times it's size. It is not suitable for a peaceful community tank.
Maximum Size: the Dascyllus melanurus grows up to 4 inches.
Minimum Tank Size: The 4-Stripe Damsel prefers a tank of at least 20 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim.
Diet: The Dascyllus melanurus is a omnivore and likes to eat variety of foods (meats & veggies).
Level of Care: The 4-Stripe Damsel is a low maintenance fish.
Behavior: The 4-Stripe Damsel may act aggressively toward other fish.
Hardiness: This is a hardy fish.
Water Conditions: Keep water quality high (SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78 F).
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