Blue Reef Chromis|
The Blue Reef Chromis is an attractive schooling species endemic to the Western Atlantic; it's possible to keep just a single specimen, but they really should be kept in groups. Blue Reef Chromis are an active and peaceful species that prefer the mid to top levels of the aquarium; with their constant motion as a school, they will surely add vibrant color and activity to any reef or FOWLR system. Chromis are related to damselfish but show alot less aggression as they grow, and both enjoy being in a schools of three or more, and make a spectacular display in large numbers. They are very peaceful with other fish species. They can be housed with a wide variety of tank mates as long as they are not highly aggressive or territorial species that will harass or prey on them.
The aquarium should be a minimum of 30 gallons and contain plenty of hiding spots as well as open water for swimming. This is a very active species that will spend a lot of time rapidly dashing back and forth out in the open. Ideally use rock or coral to create small nooks and hiding places.
Food and diet:
The Chromis diet should be varied and consist of meaty items, herbivore flakes, and frozen preparations. Using vitamin-enriched foods may also help to preserve body coloration.
Level of Care:
Reef or Community Aquarium
Approximate Purchase Size:
1-1/4" to 2"