Monday, July 25, 2005

LEMON DAMSELFISH



Always a pleasure to observe fish in action...

Damselfishes are very territorial and you can actually tease them by poking your face near their nests and they will almost always confront you...

I found this lemon damselfish excitedly darting here and there, trying in vain to chase away the school of rainbow wrasses that were voraciously feeding on her eggs off the rock wall...

Normally her fins would be retracted, relaxed.

But notice her extended fins, her big wide eyes... and her opened mouth, as if she was reprimanding the intruders...