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Blue Reef Chromis

posted: 05/15/12
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Blue Reef Chromis
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The Blue Reef Chromis is a very peaceful Damselfish. It rarely survives alone, so a minimum of three fish should be kept. They should have a 30-gallon aquarium or larger.

The Blue Reef Chromis feeds on a variety of meaty items, herbivore preparations, and flaked food.

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.

Caution is required with: Anglers & Frogfish, Batfish, Butterflyfish, Cardinalfish, Damselfish, Filefish, Grunts & Sweetlips, Squirrelfish and Triggerfish.

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

Fish Facts

Name: Blue Reef Chromis (Chromis cyaneus)

Family: Pomacentridae

Range: Caribbean

Size: Up to 5 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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