Also known as Scissortail Sergeant Major, Sergeant, Sergeant Major, Six-banded Sergeant Major, Six-barred Sergeant Major, Striptail Damselfish, Stripe-tailed Damselfish.
Found in groups close to soft coral and hydroid colonies over coral rich areas of shallow reef crests and flats, fringing inshore and off shore rocky reefs.
They feed high in the water column on algae, benthic invertebrates and zooplankton.
Length - 15cm
Depth - 1-20cm
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)