Red Sea Demoiselle (Neopomacentrus xanthurus)

Also known as Lyretail Damselfish, Puller, Red Sea Damselfish, Yellowtail Damselfish, Yellow-tailed Demoiselle

Description

Also known as Lyretail Damselfish, Puller, Red Sea Damselfish, Yellowtail Damselfish, Yellow-tailed Demoiselle.

Found singly, pairs or small schools over coral reefs.
They feed on algae, fish eggs and zooplankton.
Length - 6cm
Depth - 1-15m
Widespread Western 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/12464

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