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Black and White Chromis

posted: 05/15/12
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Black and White Chromis
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The Black and White Chromis, also known as Chromis Black and White, is black on the front half and white on the back half. This is one of the more peaceful of the damselfish.

This species thrives in schools in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with Acropora (branching coral).

It feeds on a varied diet of meaty foods, herbivore preparations, and flaked foods.

Like other damselfish, they are generally compatible with: Dwarf Angelfish, Large Angelfish, Anthias, Basslets, Blennies, Boxfish, Clownfish, Goatfish, Gobies, Hawkfish, Hogfish, Parrotfish, Pseudochromis, Puffers, Tangs & Surgeons and Wrasse.

They are not compatible with: Eels, Groupers, Lionfish & Scorpionfish, Seahorses & Pipefish and Sharks & Rays.

Fish Facts

Name: Black and White Chromis (Chromis iomelas)

Family: Pomacentridae

Range: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea

Size: Up to 3 inches

Diet: Omnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: Yes

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 30 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Peaceful

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Easy

Care Level: Egg Depositor

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