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TFK Team 05-16-2013 10:21 AM

Blue Chromis (Chromis viridis)
 
Blue Chromis

Scientific Name: Chromis viridis
Family: Pomacentridae

About the Blue Chromis

Species Type: Saltwater Fish
Category: Clownfish, Chromis, & Damselfish

Care Level: Easy. Ships well and acclimates well to the home aquarium. Accepts dried foods eagerly and quickly after acclimation. Is resistant to disease. An overall good choice for the new saltwater hobbyist.
Origin: Indo- Pacific, Coral Sea
Compatibility/Temperament: Chromis are a peaceful species which survive best in groups. A minimum of 3 should always be kept together, with larger groups being desired.

Description

A school of Blue Green Chromis is sure to add sparkle and motion to your aquarium. They are extremely active fish (think Zebra Danio) and very eager to eat. They make an excellent first fish to an aquarium, be it fish only or reef.

The Blue Green Chromisis not a threat to corals, clams, or invertebrates.



Blue Chromis Diet

Omnivore: offer a diet of both herbivore and carnivore preparations, including mysid shrimp, brine shrimp, and marine algae

Size

Chromis grow to about 3'' in length, but are frequently available at the 1'' size.

Minimum Tank Suggestion

29 gallon

Ideal water parameters for Blue Chromis

Marine fish are highly sensitive animals with very specific care requirements. Most all saltwater species will require similar water conditions, designed to replicate that of natural seawater. Ammonia and nitrite levels should absolute zero, temperature at 76F to 80F, and salinity at 1.024 to 1.026. Although some fish are tolerant of lower levels of Nitrate, the goal in every aquariums should be to keep Nitrate as close to zero as possible, and certainly under 20ppm. Finally, maintaining a stable pH of 8.0 to 8.4 is desired. Achieving this is made easier by monitoring alkalinity, which should be kept at 8-12 DKH, and calcium, which is targeted at 400 to 460ppm.

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