Maldives Damselfish (Amblyglyphidodon indicus)

Also known as Maldives Damsel, Pale Damselfish

Description

Also known as Maldives Damsel, Pale Damselfish.

Found singly or in small schools sheltering and nesting in the dead branches of Acropora corals in shallow clear waters of lagoons, patch reefs and sheltered seaward reefs rich in coral growth.
They feed on zooplankton.
Length - 8.3cm
Depth - 2-35m
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/Amblyglyphidodon-indicus.html

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