Name: Chromis viridis
Common Names: Blue Green Chromis
The Blue Green Chromis is a understated, but attractive smallish fish which is easily recognized by the
uniform iridescent green coloring over their entire body. There is a
similar species called the Green Chromis which can be differentiated by a
black spot at the base of the pectoral fins.
Comes from the Indo-pacific and Red Sea areas.
Reef Suitability: Green Chromis are very good reef tank
inhabitants. They do best when kept in groups of 3 or more
specimens. They will tend to shoal together in the middle to upper
portion of the tank. Sometimes considered a beginners fish due to
low cost and hardiness, but they can form very attractive schools in a
large reef tank. They like to nestle down in a coral head to sleep
at night or if frightened. Although they are relatively small fish,
they should not be housed in very small tanks due to their active open water
non-aggressive, they tend to not bother or be bothered by other fish. This
can't be said for many of its damselfish relatives.
Feeding: Blue Green Chromis will eat most meaty foods of suitable size as
well as dry flakes.
Hardiness: Very hardy.
Temperature: Does well within normal reef tank temperature ranges of at
Size: Green Chromis can get up to about 4" in length
in the wild. They are normally found at about 1"-2" in length in the
Breeding: Blue Green Chromis will sometimes breed in the