Ternate Chromis (Chromis ternatensis)

Also known as Blue Puller, Golden Chromis, Golden Damselfish, Puller, Striped-tail Puller, Swallowtail Puller, Ternate Damselfish

Description

Also known as Blue Puller, Golden Chromis, Golden Damselfish, Puller, Striped-tail Puller, Swallowtail Puller, Ternate Damselfish.

Found in large schools in and around the arms of staghorn corals over clearwater lagoons and outer reef slopes.
They feed high above the reef on algae, planktonic crustaceans, fish eggs.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 2-35m
Widespread Indo-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: http://www.fishbase.se/summary/5677

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