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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Chromis cyanea
      Max. size: 15.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 3 - 60 m
      Distribution: Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA), and the Caribbean Sea. Including the Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico and Antilles.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 12. Body bright blue, scarcely paler below, with black stripe. Black margin on spinous dorsal fin, upper and lower lobes of caudal fin and front of anal fin; no black spot at pectoral base.
      Biology: Common above deep outer reefs and feeds in aggregations of the small zooplankton, primarily copepods. Often with creole wrasse. Retreats into coral crevices when frightened
      Aquarium Care: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.Has a temperature range of 72 - 79ºF (22 - 26ºC). Natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton. A hardy fish and is easily kept in groups. Requires an enriched meaty diet with some algae with two or three feedings per day
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