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Hawaiian Dascyllus (Dascyllus albisella)


The Hawaiian Dascyllus or Dascyllus albisella is one of the many different salt water fish that is native only to the islands of Hawaii. The species of Damselfish is sometimes called the Hawaiian Domino Damselfish, and is found in the reefs surrounding the Hawaiian islands. When these fish are young they have a much different appearance then once they are older. They start out with a bright white spot on each side of the fish with a black body that fades to grey like the one pictured above. As if that wasn't enough, the males of this species will also turn almost entirely white during the spawning process.

These fish can grow to about 5" (13cm) and feed on crabs, shrimp larvae, copepods and zooplankton.  You can check out the Dawaiian Dascyllus underwater around some corals in the video below...


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