Azure Demoiselle (Chrysiptera hemicyanea)

Also known as Azure Damsel, Azure Damselfish, Bicolor Damsel, Blue Damselfish, Half-blue Damselfish, Half-blue Demoiselle, Yellow-dipped Damsel, Yellow-tailed Damsel

Description

Also known as Azure Damsel, Azure Damselfish, Bicolor Damsel, Blue Damselfish, Half-blue Damselfish, Half-blue Demoiselle, Yellow-dipped Damsel, Yellow-tailed Damsel.

Found in small schools, sheltering in branches of Acropora corals over lagoons and fringing reefs.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 7cm
Depth - 1-38m
Widespread Indo-West 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/Chrysiptera-hemicyanea

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