Green Chromis (Chromis viridis)

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Green Chromis

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Green Chromis

Chromis viridis

114 Litres (30 US G.)

7.6-10.2cm (3-4 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-26.7°C (72 -80 °F)

8-12 °d

2:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Blue Green Chromis, Blue Green Damselfish, Green Chromis, Green Puller

Additional scientific names

Chromis cyanea

Origin[edit | edit source]

Coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean, specifically around Indonesia.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Mature males will develop a yellowish hue when ready to mate.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A relatively peaceful shoaling Damselfish, may get a little aggressive during spawning. Does well in groups and can be kept with other peaceful non-predatory reef fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

An omnivore that will eat a variety of foods including spirulina, pellet foods, and meaty foods such as brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Does best in a spacious reef set up with plenty of hiding places as well as open space to swim. Needs a salinity of 1.020 - 1.025.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

An active shoaling fish that does best in groups of odd numbers (5, 9 etc). Is often used as a dither fish, to encourage shy fish out into the water column.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An attractive oval-shaped fish with a sharply forked caudal fin. It is a striking blue/green - turquoise colour throughout the whole body and fins.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

In a shop tank: In the wild:

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