Marginated Damselfish

Latin name: (Dascyllus marginatus)

Care Level





Black, Blue, White, Yellow



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons



A 30 gallon aquarium or larger with plenty of rockwork and décor is ideal for the Marginated Damsel. This species is popular among beginner hobbyists due to its ability to thrive in substandard water parameters. Adding a small group of juvenile Marginated Damsels to your marine aquarium will bring life and vibrancy to your tank. As they mature, these fish may become territorial, so it is important to maintain them with other semi-aggressive or aggressive species. With the proper care and maintenance, these beautiful fish can add an exciting element to your aquarium.

The Marginated Damselfish is an excellent choice for a marine aquarium due to its hardy nature and adaptability. They have a peaceful temperament and are known to be compatible with other species. Additionally, they are relatively easy to care for due to their diet requirements. They feed on a variety of meaty foods, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods, making them a great choice for novice aquarists. Their diet is also very well balanced, allowing them to receive the nutrients they need to stay healthy. Furthermore, they are very active and provide a beautiful contrast to other species in the tank.

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