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Black and Gold Chromis
Neoglyphidodon nigroris
Black and Gold Chromis
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Size: .5-1 inch
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Bold
Reef Safe:
Diet: Flake
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 2+ hours
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
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The Black and Gold Chromis is passive and is not territorial or aggressive towards other tank inhabitants. Since it is very easy to handle, the Black and Gold Chromis makes a very good choice for any novice aquarists. It is an excellent reef compatible fish and never bothers any invertebrates present in the tank. The Black and Gold Chromis is basically omnivore and feeds accept a wide variety of prepared foods such as live or frozen brine shrimp, plankton, mysis shrimp, green algae, flake. It thrives well in a temperature range of72-78 degrees Fahrenheit, and pH of 8.1-8.4. We advise you to keep your aquarium decorated with lots of rock work and hiding place, to provide them a plenty of space to swim freely. It looks very interesting when it swims over and around the rocks. The Black and Gold Chromis should be kept in a tank not less than 30 gallon. The Black and Gold Chromis is also commonly known as the Bicolor Blackmouth Chromis, Blackmouth Chromis, Blackmouth Damselfish, or Behn's Damselfish. It shows beautiful yellow colored body along with two horizontal black bars, and as it matures, it changes its color to brown.
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Damselfishes provide an important link both as reef forage fishes and aldo excellent beginner marine aquarium specimens. Their extensive use is well-warranted considering their diversity, beauty and tolerance of chemical and physical conditions, gregariousness when crowded and general compatibility with fishes and invertebrates. Most damselfish species accept all types of food eagerly and are very disease resistant.Damselfish are often used to break in or cycle a new aquarium. It is important to remember that even though these fish are hardy and can handle the adverse conditions of a new aquarium, they may become quite aggressive among themselves, and toward other tankmates. Most of these fish stay in small shoals in the wild when young, breaking away from the group as they grow, and eventually become solitary as adults. When dealing with several Damsels in one aquarium, plenty of rockwork and hiding places are necessary in order to keep quarrels to a minimum. The Chromis are a genus of Damsels that are schooling fish. They do well in an aquarium in groups of the same species.No significant markings or distinguishing characteristics differentiate males from females. Damselfish can be successfully spawned in an aquarium. The male Damsel is usually responsible for the care and maintenance of the eggs after the fish have spawned.They are generally compatible with: Dwarf Angelfish, Large Angelfish, Anthias, Basslets, Blennies, Boxfish, Clownfish, Goatfish, Gobies, Hawkfish, Hogfish, Parrotfish, Pseudochromis, Puffers, Tangs & Surgeons and Wrasse.Caution is required with: Anglers & Frogfish, Batfish, Butterflyfish, Cardinalfish, Damselfish, Filefish, Grunts & Sweetlips, Squirrelfish and Triggerfish.They are not compatible with: Eels, Groupers, Lionfish & Scorpionfish, Seahorses & Pipefish and Sharks & Rays.
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