Vanderbilt's Chromis (Chromis vanderbilti)
Family: Pomacentridae (Damselfish)
Natural Range: Western and Central Pacific Ocean
Depth: 7 to 65 ft. Size: 2.5 in. Jumps: No Space: 20+ gal.
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zooplankton, copepods, algae
Natural History: The Vanderbilt's Chromis is found on inshore reefs as well as outer reef faces and slopes. It is active only by day, and retreats quickly to recesses at night. It may not even emerge on cloudy days.
Husbandry: The Vanderbilt's Chromis should be housed singly or in groups of 6 or more. It rarely becomes aggressive with other Vanderbilt's Chromis tankmates, but may become the target of aggression from other Chromis species. It should be housed in a brightly lit aquarium because it may not even emerge from hiding in a dim setting.
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