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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Chromis amboinensis
      Max. size: 9.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine ; depth range 5 - 70 m
      Distribution: Western Pacific: Christmas Island and the northwest shelf of Australia in the eastern Indian Ocean to as far east as Samoa and the Marshall Islands.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 12-13. This fish is deeper-bodied than C. atripes and lacks the dark spot on the pectoral-fin base found in C. agilis (it has a yellow bar instead). The tips of the caudal fin-lobes ending two filaments. The upper and lower edge of the caudal fin is dark brown. Juveniles have more blue around the eyes and the margins of the dorsal and anal fins, as well as elongate outermost caudal rays.
      Biology: Inhabits coral-rich areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Abundant on steep outer reef slopes below 24 m, uncommon in lagoons. Juveniles in large branching corals, adults mainly in caves. Found in aggregations
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C). Natural diet consists mostly of zooplankton.These are schooling and peaceful damselfishes, and basically an open water feeder. They should be kept in schools/shoals of three or more. Feed a varied diet a few times daily. Meaty foods such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, flake foods high in vegetable matter, and other quality frozen foods are the preferred foodstuffs.
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