King Demoiselle (Chrysiptera rex)

Also known as King Damselfish, Pink Damsel, Pink Damselfish, Pink Demoiselle, Rex Damsel, Rex Damselfish, Yellowback Damselfish

Description

Also known as King Damselfish, Pink Damsel, Pink Damselfish, Pink Demoiselle, Rex Damsel, Rex Damselfish, Yellowback Damselfish.

Found singly or in small schools in mild surge zones over coastal and outer reef crests of fringing reefs and slopes.
They feed on algae.
Varies on colour.
Length - 7cm
Depth - 0-20m
Widespread Indo-West 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.in/summary/Chrysiptera-rex.html

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