Banded Damsel (Dischistodus fasciatus)

Also known as Banded Damselfish, Five-banded Damsel, Yellow-banded Damsel, Yellow-banded Damselfish

Description

Also known as Banded Damselfish, Five-banded Damsel, Yellow-banded Damsel, Yellow-banded Damselfish.

Found over shallow, sandy, silty bottoms around coral outcrops and in seagrass beds of lagoons and coastal reefs.
They feed on zooplankton.
Territorial.
Length - 11.5cm
Depth - 0-8m
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/9982

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