Spiny Chromis

(Acanthochromis polyacanthus juv.)

Acanthochromis should be added to well established aquariums with plenty of room to swim. Chromis are among some of the most popular fish seen in aquariums. Often some of the first fish added to aquariums due to their hardiness, disease resistant, lively nature and are known to consume most foods offered. A diet rich in meaty and plant based foods including Spirulina should be provided several times daily. Acanthochromis are generally peaceful, reef safe and make a great addition to aquariums. Color differences have been seen among juveniles and adults.

Spiny Chromis are also known as the Spiny Puller. The Spiny Chromis can differ in coloration due to collection areas but commonly seen with a black to gray front body color and a white back half of its body. Rarely seen in the aquarium trade. They can grow to 5.5"

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 30 gallons or larger for this species.

Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

  • Care: CareEasyEasy
  • Behavior: BehaviorAgressiveAgressive BehaviorSocialSocial
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