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The Black & White Chromis is a popular fish among hobbyists due to its peaceful temperament and hardiness. These fish have a wide range, from Christmas Island and northwestern Australia to the French Polynesian and Line Islands. They are primarily black with a white caudal peduncle and caudal fin. Furthermore, they are easy to care for, making them an ideal choice for both reef and fish only aquariums. As a result, they are a great choice for beginning aquarium owners looking to add an attractive, low-maintenance fish to their tank. With proper care, these fish can live up to 10 years in captivity.
This species is a great choice for the home aquarium, as they can thrive alone or in a small group, provided they have enough space to swim. An aquarium of at least 30 gallons is suitable for one fish, while a tank of four feet or more in length is the best choice for a small group. With the right tank size and water conditions, these fish can be kept healthy and happy for many years. Additionally, they are relatively hardy and can adapt to a variety of water parameters. Furthermore, they have a relatively short lifespan, so can be a great choice for aquarists who may not be able to commit to a long-term fish.
The Black & White Chromis is a capable predator that feeds on a varied diet of meaty foods. These foods include enriched frozen brine and small mysis shrimp, herbivore preparations, and marine flaked foods.