Reticulated Dascyllus (Dascyllus reticulatus)

Also known as Blue-spotted Dascyllus, Grey Humbug, Headband Humbug, Humbug, Marginate Damselfish, Marmite, Puller, Reticulate Dascyllus, Reticulated Damsel, Reticulated Damselfish, Reticulated Humbug, Reticulated Puller, Twostripe Damsel, Twostripe Damselfish, Twostripe Humbug, Two-striped Damselfish

Description

Also known as Blue-spotted Dascyllus, Grey Humbug, Headband Humbug, Humbug, Marginate Damselfish, Marmite, Puller, Reticulate Dascyllus, Reticulated Damsel, Reticulated Damselfish, Reticulated Humbug, Reticulated Puller, Twostripe Damsel, Twostripe Damselfish, Twostripe Humbug, Two-striped Damselfish.

Found in medium sized schools sheltering within the arms of Pocillopora coral heads in silty waters over outer lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on algae, planktonic crustaceans and fish eggs.
Colour varies.
Length - 8cm
Depth - 1-50m
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/5113

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