Green Chromis ~ Blue Green DamselfishFamily: PomacentridaeChromis viridisPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy David Brough
The Blue-green Chromis or Green Chromis is one damselfish that is peaceful, even as an adult, and can be kept with many other community species.
The Blue-green Chromis or Green Chromis is considered an excellent choice for the marine aquarium, and are almost always available from a marine fish supplier. They are a wonderful schooling fish, and in the wild are found in large shoals. You will notice that the Blue-green Chromis or Green Chromis has slight color variations from a pale green to a light blue. The mature male in a nesting mood will be yellow.
For more Information on keeping this fish see:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Marine Aquarium
Habitat: Natural geographic location: Blue-green Chromis or Green Chromis are found throughout the Indo-West Pacific from eastern Afraca and the Red Sea to the islands of Oceania (not Hawaiian Islands). Found at depths up to 12 meters, it inhabits inshore and lagoon reefs, associated with branching corals, especially Acropora.
Maintenance: This fish will readily eat all kinds of live, frozen, and flake foods and algae. Finely chopped meaty foods (like brine shrimp) can be fed regularly. It is best to feed small amounts several times a day. In a reef situation they don't really need to be fed very often at all.
Breeding/Reproduction: Some of the damselfish have been bred in captivity. See general breeding techniques under Clownfish on the marine breeding page.