Blackbar Chromis (Chromis retrofasciata)

Also known as Blackback Chromis, Blackbar Damsel, Blackbar Damselfish, Blackbar Puller, Black-barred Chromis, Chromis, Puller

Description

Also known as Blackback Chromis, Blackbar Damsel, Blackbar Damselfish, Blackbar Puller, Black-barred Chromis, Chromis, Puller.

Found singly or in small schools, close to the shelter of thickly branching corals, over lagoons and fringing reefs rich in coral growth.
They feed on algae, planktonic crustaceans and fish eggs.
Length - 6cm
Depth - 5-120m
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/5676

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