Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: Yes
General Description: The Green Chromis, sometimes called the Green Reef Chromis or Blue-green Chromis is native to the Indo-Pacific, including the Indian ocean ranging from the Red Sea and East coast of Africa to the Line Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago north to Ryukyu Islands, and south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia. They exhibit a bright light blue dorsal side that slowly fades into an iridescent pale green belly. These Chromis can reach an adult length of 4 inches.
Diet Requirements: This Chromis is naturally an omnivore so it is ideal to provide a balanced diet of both meaty items such as mysis shrimp or enriched brine shrimp and algae, such as Spirulina, Chlorella, and marine sheet algae. They will also readily accept high quality marine flake and pellet foods. Feeding small meals several times throughout the day will help reproduce their natural feeding behaviors on the reef.
Care Requirements: The Blue Green Reef Chromis is generally hardy and easy to care for. Best kept as a small school of at least five individuals in a 75 gallon or larger reef or fish only with live rock aquarium. Their peaceful nature makes them an excellent choice to keep with with almost all other community fish, invertebrates, and corals. Recommended water conditions, 72-78° F, KH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, salinity 1.020-1.025.
Purchase Size: Small: 1″ or less; Medium: 1-1/4″ to 1-3/4″; Large 2″ to 2-3/4″
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase size is approximate.