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      Yellow Speckled Chromis

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      Registered: July 2003
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      Scientific Name: Chromis alpha
      Max. size: 8.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 12 - 95m
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean to the Society Islands, north to Mariana Islands, south to New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia. Replaced by Chromis nigroanalis in the west Indian Ocean.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 11-13. This fish is greenish to brown, the scale edges are darker, shading to blue ventrally. The scale centers on back often have small yellow spots. The edge of the opercle and preopercle are dark brown. The anal fin is blue.
      Biology: Occurs in clear lagoon and seaward reefs, usually seen singly or in loose aggregations near caves and ledges. Abundant over branching corals and leeward coasts
      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.
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