Malayan Chromis (Chromis flavipectoralis)

Also known as Puller, White-finned Puller, Yellowaxil Chromis

Description

Also known as Puller, White-finned Puller, Yellowaxil Chromis.

Found singly, pairs or in loose schools over sheltered upper slopes of coral reefs and seaward reef slopes.
They feed on algae, planktonic crustaceans and fish eggs.
Length - 8cm
Depth - 2-15m
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/11863

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