Blackbar Chromis

Species information for the Blackbar Chromis, in the Damsels category.

  1. FAMILY - Pomacentridae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chromis Retrofasciata

    COMMON NAME - Blackbar Chromis

    SIZE - 2" (5 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 55 US Gal. (208 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Feed a varied diet, fresh, frozen, live, marine fare for carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores. Feed min. 2 times a day.



    CAPTIVE CARE - Keep in groups of odd numbers 5+, single specimens tend to be harassed by tankmates and do not fare as well as a small or large group. Aggression of the dominant specimen will be subdued in a group rather than just a couple specimens. Chromis tend to occupy the upper open water of a captive system and this is a plus for more recluse tankmates, in order to maintain the vibrant coloration offer enriched foods. Will readily acclimate to captivity, keep with less aggressive tankmates, provide adequate swimming space, and feed a varied enriched diet.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 22, 2014
    jhnrb, Feb 23, 2009