Reticulated Damsel (Pomacentrus trichrourus)

Also known as Farmerfish, Paletail Damsel, Yellowtail Damsel

Description

Also known as Farmerfish, Paletail Damsel, Yellowtail Damsel.

Found singly or in loose schools over reef slopes with strong wave action around inshore and off-shore reefs.
They feed on algae, benthic crustaceans, plankton.
Length - 11cm
Depth - 1-45m
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/12504

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