Juvenile Threespot Dascyllus (Dascyllus trimaculatus)

Subject: Although juvenile Threespot Dascyllus (Dascyllus trimaculatus) are no anemone fish, they are often associated with anemones where they form aggregations. Because these juveniles are susceptible to predation they reside in the vicinity of an anemone or in between the spines of large sea urchins, to protect themselves against predatory fish. As adults their black colour faints and they often loose the white spot on their forehead. When reaching adulthood, these damsels reside in smaller groups, usually around coral-bommies.

Technique: Nervous and frantically swimming juveniles… the choice of music for this shot was obvious.

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