Chromis should be added to well established aquariums with plenty of room to swim. Plenty of rock work should be provided for resting or hiding. Chromis prefer a strong water current which in the wild provides them with a large supply of Zooplankton. Chromis readily accept most diets of meaty and algae based foods which should be fed multiple times daily to satisfy their grazing behavior. Chromis should be housed with other peaceful fish so they are not out competed for food. Chromis are generally reef safe but research each species carefully to ensure adequate habitat. Juveniles and adults may display color differences. Adults may also see color differences during courting and spawning, males tend to be larger than females.
The Black/White Chromis are also known as the Bicolor Chromis. Occasionally seen in the aquarium trade. This beauty has an entirely black body and from the caudal peduncle to the end of the tail is white. They can grow to a almost 3".
We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 50 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