Green Reef Chromis

lg 75715 Blue Green Reef Chromis
Latin name: (Chromis viridis)

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Blue, Green



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The Blue Green Reef Chromis is an attractive, hardy fish that has been successfully kept in home aquariums for many years. It is highly recommended for a saltwater beginner, as it is easy to care for and very vibrant in color. This species is an excellent choice for the home aquarium, as it is peaceful and thrives in schools. With its vibrant blue-green color, its lively swimming behavior, and its ease of care, the Blue Green Reef Chromis is sure to add a brilliant and eye-catching presence to any aquarium. Additionally, its peaceful nature makes it suitable for most community tanks.

The Blue Green Reef Chromis is one of the most resilient fish species, and can survive in aquariums for up to 15 years with the proper care. To ensure optimal health, a varied diet of meaty foods, herbivore flakes, and frozen preparations should be provided multiple times a day. Additionally, offering vitamin-enriched foods will help to maintain their beautiful body coloration. Furthermore, regular water changes and diligent maintenance of water parameters is essential to ensure a long and healthy lifespan.

Some aquarists have successfully bred the Blue Green Reef Chromis in the home aquarium. Interestingly, the body color of mature males, ready to nest, changes to a muted yellow color. However, breeding success requires perfect water parameters in only the largest of non-predatory aquarium systems. Such systems typically have a volume of at least 75 gallons.

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