Green Chromis

Green Chromis

Chromis viridis


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Care Facts

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Omnivore
Reef Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Max Size: 4 inches
The Green Chromis, Chromis viridis, is a species of damselfish indigenous to the Indo-Pacific region. This species from the family Pomacentridae is found in large aggregations above Acropora corals in sheltered areas such as lagoons and reef flats. The Green Chromis has slender, elongated, oval bodies with an iridescent green sheen and forked tail. As it swims under the aquarium lighting, the Green Chromis shows a mesmerizing shimmer that will provide a flash of brilliance in your aquarium. The Green Chromis is mellow as the most peaceful damsel and are safe for any home aquarium. They look splendid in schools, and exquisite in a well lit aquarium. The Green Chromis fish are active swimmers and spend most of their time in the upper to mid-levels of an aquarium during the day. They are very easy to maintain and does not require much care or time. A good assortment of live rock will make them feel right at home.The Green Chromis is a great addition in your tank because of its peaceful nature and for its unique color. If you have created a perfect biotope for this fish, you may be lucky enough to see them spawn. The male will prepare a nest in the sand, in which several females of the species will share. Once fertilized, the male will guard the nest until the eggs hatch and encourage water flow by fanning the nest. Eggs that are not fertilized or showing no signs of hatching will be eaten by the male. The Green Chromis is a great addition in your tank because of its peaceful nature and for its unique color, thus making a very valuable addition to your home tank.

Great addition to 28g Biocube reef tank. Very healthy and active. Add great color to coral tank.


Reviewed by: Lee Reynolds on Sept. 25, 2016

Great addition to any tank! The keep their color well as they get bigger. I have these in two different tanks and two different orders. First set is still thriving 3 years later!!


Reviewed by: Bill on Aug. 8, 2016

The fish was shipped extremely well, and it was a perfect addition to my reef tank. I acclimated according to the instructions, and I have had no problems with any of the fish I have received. What more can you ask for? Cheaper then my local fish store and it was delivered to my front door the next day.


Reviewed by: Josh on Feb. 7, 2016

I love the green chromis! They are very good with the other fish in the aquarium, and they love the baby brine shrimp!


Reviewed by: Kimberly Riedel on June 14, 2015

These are great fish. They acclimated very well. They are always out and swimming around. Their color changes under my lighting. Fun to watch.


Reviewed by: Kari Priborsky on April 13, 2015

The color of these make you fall in love. They are very peaceful. And as usual.. all of my order was healthy, well packaged, and shipped fast. I have great results with all my fish from Saltwaterfish.


Reviewed by: Lou on Aug. 4, 2014

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