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Scientific Name: Chromis margaritifer
Origin: Indo-Pacific, Fiji
- Care Level: Easy
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Lifespan: 8-10 years, likely longer
- Reef Compatible: Yes
- Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
- Maximum Size: 3.5"
- Diet: Omnivore
- Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
The Chromis is a popular choice for many saltwater aquarists for it's peaceful nature, simple yet beautiful coloration, and ease of care.
They are active swimmers and will feel most comfortable in a shoal with other members of their species. They can live fine with most other community fish and are completely reef safe. Their diet should consist of live, frozen and flake or pellet foods, both meaty and herbivorous. Vitamin rich foods will enhance their color and help keep them vibrant.