Scissortail Sergeant (Abudefduf sexfasciatus)

Also known as Sergeants, Scissortail Sergeant Major, Striptail Damselfish, Strip-tailed Damselfish.

Description

Also known as Sergeants, Scissortail Sergeant Major, Striptail Damselfish and Strip-tailed Damselfish.

Found in groups on coastal and off shore reefs with rich coral growth usually in mid water feeding on plankton.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 15cm
Depth - to 15cm
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Damselfish are egg layers.
First they clear a site ready for a nest, then engage in a mating dance with rapid swimming and fin movements, during this time the males will often turn a shade or two darker and may display white blotches. Spawning occurs at dawn. (edit)

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