Orange Line Chromis

Latin name: (Acanthochromis polyacanthus)

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The Orange Line Chromis, or Spiny Chromis, is a common fish species found in schools throughout the reefs of the Indian Ocean. Its juvenile form is a bright blue color with a striking orange line running horizontally from the gill plate to the tail. As the fish matures, its color gradually changes to a more muted brownish hue with a white tail. This fish species is a popular addition to saltwater aquariums due to its striking coloration and ease of care. Its peaceful nature also makes it an ideal species for tank mates.

The Orange Line Chromis is a remarkable fish that is sure to bring life and vibrancy to any home aquarium. Not only is it a hardy species, but its lifespan of 8-15 years makes it a great long-term addition to any tank. This fish is an excellent choice for those looking to create a reef aquarium, as it is peaceful enough to coexist with its tank mates and adds a dramatic effect to the environment. Moreover, it is easy to maintain and can be kept in small schools, which makes it perfect for those looking for a low-maintenance fish species.

Nourish your body with a varied diet that includes meaty items, herbivore flakes, and frozen preparations. Vitamin-enriched foods may help to preserve the bright color of your pet.

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