Australian Gregory (Stegastes apicalis)

Also known as Farmer Damsel, Orange-tipped Damselfish, Yellowtip Gregory, Yellow-tipped Gregory

Description

Also known as Farmer Damsel, Orange-tipped Damselfish, Yellowtip Gregory, Yellow-tipped Gregory.

Found singly around dead coral outcrops and rubble areas of lagoons and outer edges of reefs.
They feed on the algae they farm.
Very territorial.
Length - 15cm
Depth - 0-5m
Widespread Western 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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/4344

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