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


Coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean, specifically around Indonesia.


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

Tank compatibility[edit]

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.


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

Feeding regime[edit]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

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.


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.


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.



In a shop tank: In the wild:

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