Fish Guide

Yellow Line Chromis   (Acanthochromis polyacanthus)
Family: Pomacentridae (Damselfish)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 3 to 211 ft.   Size: 5.5 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 55+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Caution
Diet: Algae, zooplankton
Natural History: The Yellow Line Chromis is found on clear reefs, lagoons, and slopes. Males and females pair bond, likely for life. This fish is reported to vary greatly in color, from very dark to very light.
Husbandry: The Yellow Line Chromis is considered a hardy aquarium species. A male and female will likely coexist but males may quarrel in a smaller aquarium.
Reproduction: Males are reported to guard eggs that are laid in cracks and crevices on the reef. Adults protect the young fish until they disperse, 3 or 4 months after hatching.

AKA: Spiny Chromis

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