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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Chromis xanthochira
      Max. size: 14.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 10 - 48m
      Distribution: Western Central Pacific: Indonesia, Philippines, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and northern Great Barrier Reef. Reported from Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 11-12. Recognized by the large yellow blotch around the pectoral fin base and base part of the fin, standing out in the natural lights at depths. This species differs from C. weberi by having a thin black preopercular bar and lacking black tips on its caudal fin lobes.
      Biology: Primarily found along deep outer reef walls. Occurs singly or in small groups in outer reef slopes. Feed on plankton
      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). Natural diet consists mostly of zooplankton
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