Threespot Dascyllus

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Threespot Dascyllus

This fish is known as Threespot Dascyllus, 3-Spot Domino Damsel and the correct latin name is Dascyllus trimaculatus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Damsel family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Is aggressive towards tankmates.

Threespot Dascyllus can grow up to 12 cm what is approximately 4 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 1440cm2 of water surface which is approximately 223 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Threespot Dascyllus fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

It is a very aggressive fish and it should be kept only with much bigger fish. The aquarium should have some anemones too, because D. Trimacalus likes to swim in them.

Treespot Dascyllus is an omnivore. It will eat algae from the tank, but you can feed it dried algae too if there is no algae in the tank. Then this species will eat almost every kind of food - live, frozen, dried, flakes and so on. If you have a natural aquarium, you should not feed these fishes too often. On the other hand, feed the fish a few times a day small amounts of food.

Threespot Dascyllus bears even less quality water, so that it’s a good fish for beginners. The only thing the keeper should take care of is that the fish can attack the keeper while a man put his hands in the tank.

A juvenile specimen:

Threespot Dascyllus juvenile, picture 1

Threespot Dascyllus juvenile, picture 2

An adult specimen:

Threespot Dascyllus adult, picture 1

Threespot Dascyllus adult, picture 2

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