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Blue Green Chromis

posted: 05/15/12
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Blue Green Chromis
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The Blue Green Chromis, sometimes called the Blue-Green Reeffish, or Blue Green Reef Chromis, is found in schools throughout the Indo-Pacific reefs and in the Red Sea.

It is a very hardy fish found in a variety of tanks. It is commonly kept long term, in small schools, and used by beginners to learn the hobby. It may also be included in larger schools in show tanks. It is also one of the fish often selected as a tank-cycling fish. It is a peaceful fish, and adds a dramatic effect to the tank. The Blue Green Chromis will live from 8-15 years in an aquarium in water of good quality.

The diet should be varied and consist of meaty items, herbivore flakes, and frozen preparations. Using vitamin-enriched foods may help to preserve the bright color.

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.

Fish Facts

Name: Blue Green Chromis (Chromis viridis)

Family: Pomacentridae

Range: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea

Size: Up to 3 inches

Diet: Omnivore

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

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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