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      Midget Chromis
      Midget Chromis

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      mojoreef


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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Chromis acares
      Max. size: 4.0 cm SL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 2 - 37 m
      Distribution: Pacific Ocean: Mariana Islands to the Hawaiian and Society Islands, south to Vanuatu and Austral Islands, Mariana, east Caroline, and Marshall Islands in Micronesia; possibly at Rowley Shoals.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 10-11. Pearly white with an elongate yellow blotch extending from behind the eye to the pectoral fin base, and a small, less than eye diameter, yellow spot on the posterior base of the soft dorsal fin. Caudal fin with yellow dorsal and ventral edges.
      Biology: Found in exposed seaward reefs. Sometimes inhabits clear lagoons or channels. Occurs in small to large aggregations on the upper edge of the slope over live coral or rubble. Uncommon
      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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      Keywords: Midget Chromis


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