Regal Demoiselle (Neopomacentrus cyanomos)

Also known as Crescent Damsel, Filamentous-tail Black Damsel, Lyretail Damselfish, Puller, Regal Damsel, Scissortail Chromis, Violet Damselfish, Violet Demoiselle, Yellow-tailed Damselfish

Description

Also known as Crescent Damsel, Filamentous-tail Black Damsel, Lyretail Damselfish, Puller, Regal Damsel, Scissortail Chromis, Violet Damselfish, Violet Demoiselle, Yellow-tailed Damselfish.

Found in schools over both sheltered and current swept areas of harbours, inshore and outer reefs.
They feed on algae, fish eggs and zooplankton.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 5-30m
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.se/summary/8209

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