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