Blacktail Chromis (Chromis nigrura)

Also known as Black-edged Puller, Black-tailed Chromis, Blueline Chromis, Puller

Description

Also known as Black-edged Puller, Black-tailed Chromis, Blueline Chromis, Puller.

Found singly, pairs or in schools, over outer reef crests of seaward reefs rich in coral growth.
They feed on zooplankton.
Length - 6cm
Depth - 1-30m
Widespread Indian Ocean

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/Chromis-nigrura

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