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      mojoreef


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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Chromis viridis
      Max. size: 8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 10 - 12m
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to Line, Marquesan, and Tuamoto islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 9-11. Color is pale green to light blue; nesting male is yellow (changing hues during nesting), becoming blackish posteriorly. Looks similar to C. atripectoralis, but generally smaller and lacks the black area on the inside of the pectoral fin base.
      Biology: Found in large aggregations above thickets of branching Acropora corals in sheltered areas such as subtidal reef flats and lagoons. Juveniles closely tied to individual coral heads. Phytoplankton feeders. Breeding is done on sand and rubble. Males prepare nest for spawning which is shared with several females. Large number of eggs spawned hatching in 2-3 days. Males guard the nest ventilating fertilized egg with their caudal fins and feeding on those which do not hatch.
      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 - 82°F (22 - 28°C). An upper water column fish and natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton. Requires a meaty diet with some algae with two or three feedings per day. Does extremely well in the aquarium, and better-maintained in small groups. One of the more popular Chromis species.
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  1.   Sun August 13, 2006 8:50am Rating: 10.00 
    1. reefnetworth
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      Registered: August 2006
      Location: Nash. Tn.
      Posts: 19

      these are my last addition choice. everything else is doing great. cool pic! REEF-ON!
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  1.   Wed April 30, 2008 1:52pm
    1. jewls33
      New Forum member!


      Registered: April 2008
      Location: australia
      Posts: 6

      i've got 2 of them and they are bullies
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  1.   Mon February 1, 2010 5:26pm
    1. Pink Coralline
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      Registered: February 2010
      Location: Pittsburgh, PA
      Posts: 13

      I love chromis, I've always had a school of them in my tank. Have you ever had one bite the face off of another one? I wasnt home when it happened but Im guessing that what did happen..

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