Green Chromis (Chromis cinerascens)
Family: Pomacentridae (Damselfish)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 10 to 49 ft. Size: 5 in. Jumps: No Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Planktonic copepods, algae
Natural History: The Green Chromis is commonly found in shoals in shallow lagoons and coastal reefs. They patrol the upper layers of lagoon and reef water for zoo/phytoplankton. They are considered a dither species - when they are swimming about it is considered safe by more timid spaces to venture from the protected rock and coral of a reef.
Husbandry: The Green Chromis is best kept in groups in an aquarium, 6 or more. It may be harassed by other more aggressive fish such as pygmy angelfish. Frequent feeding may reduce aggression between conspecifics in an aquarium. A varied diet helps to maintain vibrant colors in this species.
AKA: Green Puller
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