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Black Bar Chromis
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Black Bar Chromis (Chromis retrofasciata)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Tan, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 2"
Origin Indonesia
Family Pomacentridae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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The Black Bar Chromis originates from the reefs of the Western Pacific, and is usually found within branching coral heads. They are tan to yellow in coloration with a distinctive vertical black bar where the body meets the tail.

Provide a 30 gallon or larger aquarium, with plenty of live rock for these chromis to hide in. They prefer to be in groups of six or more. They are typically a peaceful species, unless they are housed alone.

The Black Bar Chromis is an omnivore and should be offered both meaty and vegetable based foods. Feed frozen mysis and vitamin enriched brine shrimp as well as a quality flake food.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: Less than 3/4"; Medium: 3/4" to 1-1/4"; Large: 1-1/4" to 2"

Customer Testimonials

Christine B Burlington , WV
One of my favorites. We have two and they get along great with all the other fish but occasionally pick at each other. They remind me of little buzz saws with their top fins extended. Often swimming out in the open and always moving. When first introduced, we already had three Clown fish. The med. sized Clown didn't like them and kept chasing the Chromis back into the rocks. After a few weeks we found a new home for the Clown as I liked the Chromis so well. The other two Clowns continue to have no problem with the Chromis and it's been over a year now.
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