Green Chromis - South Pacific

Chromis sp


(7 Reviews)

Green Chromis - South Pacific

Green Chromis - South Pacific

Chromis sp


(7 Reviews)

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Green Chromis - South Pacific Care Facts

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Omnivore
Reef Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Max Size: 4 inches

Green Chromis

The Green Chromis, native to the Indo-Pacific region, flourishes in coral-rich coastal waters and shallow environments, making it a perfect fit for reef aquariums. It's essential to mimic their natural habitat by providing ample hiding spaces within live rock structures. While they are reef-safe, their schooling behavior is notable, requiring a group of at least five individuals for optimal well-being and stress reduction.

These hardy fish, with an average size of 3 inches, exhibit minimal sexual dimorphism and can live up to 10 years with proper care. Their omnivorous diet includes marine pellets, flakes, and supplemented live or frozen brine shrimp and mysis shrimp. With responsible sourcing prioritized by Saltwaterfish.com, aquacultured specimens are available, reducing the impact on wild populations while ensuring hardiness in tank environments. Maintaining stable tank conditions, including optimal water parameters and moderate water flow, contributes to their overall health and well-being.

Habitat

Originating from the Indo-Pacific region, the Green Chromis (Chromis viridis) thrives in coral-rich environments and shallow coastal waters. In captivity, replicating their natural habitat involves providing ample hiding spaces with live rock structures.

Reef Compatibility and Behavior:

Considered reef safe, the Green Chromis adapts well to reef aquariums. Their schooling behavior is a notable characteristic, and maintaining a group of at least five individuals is recommended to ensure their well-being and reduce stress.

Size, Lifespan, and Sexual Dimorphism:

With an average size of 4 inches, the Green Chromis exhibits minimal sexual dimorphism. These hardy fish boast a lifespan of up to 10 years when provided with proper care, making them an enduring addition to marine aquariums.

Diet in Captivity:

The Green Chromis is an omnivorous species, accepting a variety of marine pellets and flakes. Supplement their diet with live or frozen brine shrimp and mysis shrimp to ensure a balanced nutritional intake.

Aquaculture and Availability

Saltwaterfish.com prioritizes responsible sourcing, providing sustainably collected wild stock and aquacultured Green Chromis. Aquacultured specimens are acclimated to tank life, ensuring hardiness and reducing the impact on wild populations.

Tank Requirements

Maintaining optimal tank conditions is crucial. A minimum tank size of 30 gallons is recommended for a group of Green Chromis. Stable water parameters, including a pH of 8.1-8.4, salinity between 1.020 and 1.025, and a water temperature of 74°F to 78°F, contribute to their overall health. Moderate water flow replicates their natural environment.

Juvenile to Adult Coloration Changes:

Juvenile Green Chromis display a translucent green coloration, which intensifies as they mature into a vibrant green hue, creating a visually stunning display in a well-lit aquarium.

Compatible Tank Mates

  • Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris): Peaceful, prefers anemones, and suitable for reef aquariums.
  • Banggai Cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni): Gentle, tends to stay close to shelter, and suitable for a peaceful community tank.
  • Fire Goby (Nemateleotris magnifica): Peaceful, burrows in the substrate, and suitable for reef setups.
  • Yellowtail Damselfish (Chrysiptera parasema): Hardy, suitable for beginners, and adapts well to various tank setups.
  • Royal Gramma (Gramma loreto): Peaceful, vibrant coloration, and suitable for reef setups.

Constantly swimming, acclimated fine


Reviewed by: Raymond Lardani on May 12, 2024

Nice and colorful


Reviewed by: Shaun Hale on May 2, 2024

These fish effortlessly add movement to your tank. They work great in schools age have a beautiful iridescent color. They are great tank mates.


Reviewed by: Carrie Smith on April 22, 2024

Very active and packaged individually. Well done.


Reviewed by: Charles Hrosik on March 25, 2024

Beautiful active fish.


Reviewed by: Carrie Smith on March 14, 2024

This lil guy was swimming around like it was HIS tank the moment I let it out of the bag. Amazed at how well everything showed up!!


Reviewed by: Corey Jones on March 6, 2024

Very healthy and happy little fish.


Reviewed by: Sean Boyer on Feb. 18, 2024


Reviewed by: Michael Checkley on Feb. 14, 2024


Reviewed by: Ishaan Patel on Jan. 30, 2024

Beautiful fish for the price fast shipping


Reviewed by: Richard Staats on Jan. 29, 2024

Very active and healthy


Reviewed by: David Goodwin on Jan. 1, 2024


Reviewed by: Robert Pilny on Nov. 5, 2023


Reviewed by: Charles Tingle on Oct. 23, 2023

Really adds nice color to the tank.


Reviewed by: Kim Smith on Oct. 22, 2023


Reviewed by: Gary Vice on Sept. 28, 2023


Reviewed by: Matt Reese on Sept. 24, 2023

Make great addition to tank. A lot of movement


Reviewed by: Kim Smith on Sept. 13, 2023

Beautiful fishes.


Reviewed by: J.P. Chen on Aug. 27, 2023


Reviewed by: Andrew Zeigler on Aug. 14, 2023


Reviewed by: J.P. Chen on Aug. 13, 2023

Pretty in tank


Reviewed by: Kim Smith on Aug. 7, 2023

Eating and seem to be doing well just tiny.


Reviewed by: Donald Roman on July 13, 2023

They are a beautiful color and swim all over in the tank. They are fun to watch.


Reviewed by: Lisa Davis on July 8, 2023

They are doing great.


Reviewed by: Mark Smith on July 4, 2023

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