Arabian Chromis (Chromis flavaxilla)

Also known as Pullers, Red Sea Chromis, Yellow-axil Chromis, Yellow-axil Puller

Description

Also known as Pullers, Red Sea Chromis, Yellow-axil Chromis, Yellow-axil Puller.

Found in small schools close to branching corals for shelter, over lagoons and fringing reefs.
They feed on algae, planktonic crustaceans and fish eggs.
Length - 7cm
Depth - 0-18m
Western Indian Ocean - Arabian Peninsula, Persian Gulf, Red Sea

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.

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