The Three Stripe Damsel Dascyllus aruanus is an attractive black and white striped fish with a white nose and white tail. Unlike many fancy damselfish youths that become unspectacular, even drab, as adults, this handsome fellow retains it’s juvenile coloring into adulthood. There are no bland adults here, although they may become a bit more muted as they mature. They have many common names, but are also popularly known as the Humbug Dascyllus, White Tailed Damselfish, and Black and White Damselfish.


Scientific Name: Dascyllus aruanus

Origin: Indonesia to Pacific

Lifespan: 5 years 

Max Size: 4 inches

Food: live, flake, frozen