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Blue Reef Chromis - Large
Chromis cyaneus
Blue Reef Chromis - Large
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Size: 2.5-3.5 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe:
Diet: Pellet, Flake
Origin: Caribbean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
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The Blue Reef Chromis is hardy in nature and makes a good choice for a saltwater beginner aquarist. It is very active fish and need to be in small schools (shoals) of 6 or more. With its brilliant blue color and black outline along the bottom of the dorsal fin, the Blue Reef Chromis makes a captivating addition to any tank. It does well in most of the tank setups, but make sure not to keep it with overly aggressive tank mates or fish large enough to eat it. The Blue Reef Chromis is out in the open so much and it makes the shy fish in your tank more at ease. The Blue Reef Chromis eats zooplankton and accepts most types of marine fish food including frozen, freeze dried, vitamin enriched flakes and live foods. It is fairly disease resistant but still need to take proper pre-cautions and use a quarantine tank before introducing it into your main tank. Since it is easy to care for, the Blue Reef Chromis is a good choice for a beginner aquarist. It grows up to 5 inch and should be kept in a tank not less than 25 gallon. Since the Blue Reef Chromis is hard to distinguish a male from female, breeding is quite hard in captivity. Since it doesn?t bother any sessile invertebrates and corals, it makes a good reef tank inhabitant.
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The Blue Reef Chromis is one of the few peaceful Damsels available to the hobbyists. These fish do well when kept in groups or singly and are very easy to care for. They are brilliant blue with black markings along back and nape. The tail is deeply forked with black borders. They are found at shallow reefs or around reef rubble. These fish do very well in the home aquarium and are perfect for reef tanks.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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