Colombo Damsel (Pomacentrus proteus)

Also known as Colombo Damselfish


Also known as Colombo Damselfish.

Found singly, pairs, or small loose schools, in silty waters, over mixed coral and rubble reefs.
They feed on algae, benthic invertebrates and zooplankton.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 2-10m
Western Indian Ocean: Sri Lanka

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:


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