Fish Guide

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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