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Breeding and Rearing of Regal Damselfish Neopomacentrus cyanomos (Bleeker, 1856): The Role of Green Water in Larval Survival

  title={Breeding and Rearing of Regal Damselfish Neopomacentrus cyanomos (Bleeker, 1856): The Role of Green Water in Larval Survival},
  author={T. Balasubramanian and A. R. Dabbagh and M. Keshavarz and Persian Gulf},
Recent developments in the marine ornamental fish trade have drastically encroached on the coral ecosystem. [] Key Method Since the regal damselfish is polygamous, an experiment on breeding group formation was made. We observed that it took groups of 2 fish 7.6 months to spawn, whereas groups of 6 fish bred in 3.3 months. Before spawning, males changed body colour on their dorsal side to attract a partner.

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