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By: Jordan Christine Mehalick

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Damselfish will grow up to 14 inches ,but usually smaller.

2-14 inches

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They can get up to 2 pounds or less.

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Ocean zone habitat

They usually live in shallow water around coral reefs.

Place they could be find in are mangroves and bays of sea grass.

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Predators/prey/what it eats:

It eats zoo plankton, tiny water borne crustaceans and fish larva.

Predators- other fish Prey- people

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Where it lives in the world

They are found mostly by their homes. Also mostly found by coral reefs They are found in all tropical and some

semitropical seas.

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How does it move around

They swim like normal fish in the sea.

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Fact #1

Damselfish make unusual purring or clicking noise that are used in courtship.

The same noises are used to warn off intruders.

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Fact # 2

There are over 235 species within the damselfish family, including 26 species of clownfish.

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Fact # 3

Damselfish belong to the Pomacentridae family.

Also in the Abudefduf, Dascyllus, Chromis, Chrysiptera, Paraglyphidon, and Stagnates.

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More facts They lay up to 20,000 eggs. The hatching time is 3-7 days. Some species form large schools of

their kind. They live up to 18 years in captivity. Sexual maturity 2-5 years. Damselfish stay close to their coral

reef, often darting into dark crevices to hide from predators.

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Source #1- Wildlife Fact File Source #2- www.liveaquaria.com Source #3- www.wiki.answers.com Source #4- www.scubadiver.cc

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