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Scientific Name:Chromis agilis

Common Names:Agile Chromis,

Adults occur in clear lagoon and seaward reefs, usually in loose aggregations near caves and ledges. Abundant over branching corals and leeward coasts. Benthopelagic. Feeds on planktons. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Fiji
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Agile Chromis requires a varied diet of meaty items, herbivore flakes, and frozen preparations. In order to preserve body coloration, offer Vitamin-enriched foods.

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Scientific Name:Chromis margaritifer

Common Names:Bicolor Chromis, Black & White Chromis

Adults are usually seen singly or in small groups on coastal reefs, amongst mixed algae-coral reef or rocky reefs. They are found on exposed seaward reefs; less abundant in lagoons and channels. Feed on zooplankton. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Australia, Christmas Islands, Fiji, Indian Ocean, Indonesia
Max Size: 3.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore, Zooplankton

Feed the Bicolor Chromis with a varied diet of meaty foods such as enriched frozen brine and small mysis shrimp, herbivore preparations, and marine flaked foods.

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Scientific Name:Chromis atripectoralis

Common Names:Black Axil Chromis,

Adults inhabit clear lagoons, passages, and seaward reef slopes, in thickets of live or dead coral. They occur in large aggregations feeding above staghorn Acropora corals. Stomach contents of individuals examined included mainly copepods, amphipods, and zoea. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Fiji
Max Size: 4.5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Black Axil Chromis requires a varied diet of meaty items, herbivore flakes, and frozen preparations. In order to preserve body coloration, offer Vitamin-enriched foods.

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Scientific Name:Chromis cyaneus

Common Names:Blue Reef Chromis,

Adults are common above deep outer reefs and feeds in aggregations of the small zooplankton, primarily copepods. Often with creole wrasse. They retreat into coral crevices when frightened. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Caribbean
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Blue Reef Chromis requires a varied diet of meaty items, herbivore flakes, and frozen preparations. In order to preserve bright color, offer Vitamin-enriched foods.

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Scientific Name:Chromis viridis

Common Names:Green Chromis, Blue Green Chromis

Adults are found in large aggregations above thickets of branching Acropora corals in sheltered areas such as subtidal reef flats and lagoons. Juveniles closely tied to individual coral heads. Phytoplankton feeders. Breeding is done on sand and rubble. Males prepare nest for spawning which is shared with several females. Large number of eggs spawned hatching in 2-3 days. Males guard the nest ventilating fertilized egg with their caudal fins and feeding on those which do not hatch. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate.

Origin: Coral Sea, Fiji, Indonesia, TahitiĀ 
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Green Chromis prefers a diet including frozen mysis shrimp, raw shrimp, silversides, flake, pellet and other commercially prepared foods.

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Scientific Name:Amblyglyphidodon ternatensis

Common Names:Lemon Chromis, Ternate Damsel

Adults are common among coral-rich areas of sheltered coastal reefs, with algae and staghorn corals to about 15 m depth, especially around the rock islands in Palau, they aggregate with A. curacao. They spawn in groups and each pair claims a small section of the reef. Dead coral branches serve as nest. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are laid on a cleared section of the coral and guarded by the parents.

Origin: Indonesia
Max Size: 3 "
Recommended Tank: 30 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

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Scientific Name:Chromis opercularis

Common Names:Lightning Double Bar Chromis,

Adults inhabit outer reef slopes and deep lagoons. They form small to moderate aggregations on reef crests with moderate currents. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Vanuatu
Max Size: 5 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Lightning Double Bar Chromis likes to consume a varied diet of meaty items, herbivore flakes, and frozen preparations. In order to preserve body coloration, offer Vitamin-enriched foods.

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Scientific Name:Chromis xanthura

Common Names:Paletail Chromis,

Adults are found in steep outer reef slopes and shallow coastal reef flats, sometimes forming large aggregations feeding on zooplankton several meters above the bottom. Juveniles remain close to shelter. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Nests are found in small patches of loose sand under ledges or at the base of slopes. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Fiji
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Paletail Chromis likes to consume a varied diet of meaty items, herbivore flakes, and frozen preparations. In order to preserve body coloration, offer Vitamin-enriched foods.

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Scientific Name:Chromis insolata

Common Names:Sunshine Chromis, Olive Chromis, Sunshine Fish, Purple & Yellow Chromis

Adults inhabit outer and seaward reefs. Feeds on plankton. Taken incidentally in traps and small-meshed beach nets. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Tropical Western Pacific, Western AtlanticĀ 
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 40 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Sunshine Chromis is an omnivorous fish and its diet should consist of meaty items, herbivore flakes, and high quality frozen preparations. To enhance body coloration offer vitamin enriched foods.

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Scientific Name:Chromis weberi

Common Names:Webers Chromis,

Adults occur singly or in small to large aggregations in passes and steep outer reef slopes. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Origin: Fiji
Max Size: 6 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Omnivore

The Webers Chromis likes to consume a varied diet of meaty items, herbivore flakes, and frozen preparations. In order to preserve body coloration, offer Vitamin-enriched foods.

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