Caerulean Damsel, scientifically known as Pomacentrus caeruleus, is a type of damselfish found in the Western Indian Ocean.
Sometimes, it’s sold for aquariums. This fish lives in lagoons and outer reef slopes, often near rubble at the bottom of reefs.
Caerulean Damsel is safe for reef environments.
Caerulean Damsel Interesting Facts
- Caerulean Damsel is found in the Western Indian Ocean, grows up to 3.9 inches (10.0 centimeters) long, and thrives in tropical waters.
- These fish inhabit lagoons and outer reef slopes near rubble at depths of 1 to 20 meters (3 to 65 feet).
- During breeding, Caerulean Damsels form pairs and lay sticky eggs that attach to underwater surfaces.
- Male fish guard their eggs and provide oxygen by aerating them.
Caerulean Damsel Habitat
Caerulean Damsel lives in the Western Indian Ocean, from East Africa to the Maldives.
This fish is found in marine environments like coral reefs and doesn’t migrate. It usually stays at depths of 1 to 20 meters (3 to 65 feet) and prefers tropical waters.
Caerulean Damsel Physical Characteristics
Size: 3.9 inches (10.0 centimeters)
Caerulean Damsel grows up to 3.9 inches (10.0 centimeters) long.
It has 13 dorsal spines, 14 to 15 soft rays on its dorsal fin, 2 anal spines, and 15 to 16 soft rays on its anal fin.
Caerulean Damsel Reproduction
Caerulean Damsel is a marine fish that lays eggs to reproduce. During breeding, this fish forms distinct pairs.
The eggs stick to surfaces underwater. Male Caerulean Damsels protect the eggs and help provide oxygen by aerating them.