Indonesian Damsel (Pomacentrus melanochir)

Also known as Indonesian Damselfish, Orangespot Damsel, Yellowtail Electric Blue Damsel

Description

Also known as Indonesian Damselfish, Orangespot Damsel, Yellowtail Electric Blue Damsel.

Found in large schools, over shallow current swept areas, of inshore rubble slopes and coral reefs.
They feed high in the water column on zooplankton.
Length - 7cm
Depth - 1-8m
Widespread Indo-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/12495

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