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      Hawaiian Chromis
      Hawaiian Chromis

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      mojoreef


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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Chromis ovalis
      Max. size: 15.0 cm SL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 6 - 46 m
      Distribution: Eastern Pacific: endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. Have recently been reported from Midway Islands.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 12-13
      Biology: Collected from depths of 6 to 46 m. Sexual maturity at about 12.7 cm. Spawns from February through May. Its diet consists mainly of calanoid and cyclopoid copepods, but tunicates, mysids, euphausiids, crustacean larvae, larval polychaetes, siphonophores, and fish eggs are also taken.
      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 - 79°F (22 - 26°C). Natural diet consists mostly of zooplankton.
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