Known also as a Gold Three Spot Damselfiah, it is native to the West Pacific and the Indian Oceans. A dark yellow-brown on most of its body, the caudal and anal fins are a golden yellow. There are three white spots on the body. This is a very popular fish that is good for beginner aquarists. Generally a peaceful fish, except toward other damselfish and fish similar in size. This damsel is easy to get confused with a Domino Damselfish (dascyllus trimaculatus). Both have white spots but the Domino is a jet black, not a dark golden-brown. In the water, this can difficult to tell apart.
Size: 1/2" to 1 1/4"; can get up to 3"
No. in Tank: One or a small group (with many rocks, crevices and corals to hide and divide territories.
Tank: min. 30 gallons
Temperament: Peaceful - may get a bit aggressive with age and territorial, especially with other damselfish and fish similar in size.
Food: (Omnivore) Does well with frozen meaty items like mysid or brine shrimp. Feed small amounts (what it/they can eat in 3 to 5 minutes), 2 to 3 times a day.
Adaptation: Needs hiding places and crevices, plus room to swim on all levels of the aquarium. It will take 2+ hours to fully acclimate.
Compatibility: An ideal reef fish that also does well in a fish only aquarium. It does not harm corals, clams or invertebrates. Is not compatible with batfish, butterflyfish, cardinalfish and other damselfish except its own species (in a school).
**GOOD FOR BEGINNER AQUARISTS>