Four Stripe Damselfish

Latin name: (Dascyllus melanurus)

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Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons



The minimum size for a successful and healthy environment for African Cichlids is a 30 gallon or larger aquarium. This allows ample space for the fish to swim around, as well as providing plenty of hiding places. African Cichlids are known to be a more aggressive species of fish, so it is best to house them in a tank with other aggressive fish. However, they will not cause damage to other tank inhabitants such as invertebrates, and will not disturb the overall tank setting. With the right environment and companions, African Cichlids can be an enjoyable addition to any tank. Furthermore, they are known to be quite resilient, making them a great choice for beginner aquarists.

In addition to the diet mentioned above, a variety of fresh vegetables should also be included in the diet of a fish. Fresh vegetables provide essential vitamins and minerals that are essential for a healthy and active lifestyle. Furthermore, these vegetables should be supplemented with high quality flake and pellet-based foods to ensure a balanced diet. This will provide the fish with all the nutrients they need to thrive and remain healthy. Finally, adding some frozen or freeze-dried meaty items to the diet is also beneficial as these contain essential proteins and fatty acids.

The approximate purchase size range for this part is 3/4″ to 1-1/2″.

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