Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Lemon Chromis, Amblyglyphidodon ternatensis
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Lemon Chromis
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Lemon Chromis (Amblyglyphidodon ternatensis)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Silver, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 3"
Origin Indonesia
Family Pomacentridae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Lemon Chromis, is also known as the Ternate Damsel and is presently uncommon to the aquarium industry, making an interesting and attractive addition to the fish-only marine or reef aquarium. This striking fish closely resembles the Yellow Damselfish (Amblyglyphidodon aureus) but sports a stately metallic silver coloration that beautifully offsets the bright yellow coloration. This eye-catching color combo adds flashes of dramatic color for a lively addition that complements your aquarium.

The hardy and easy-to-care-for Lemon Chromis is a great choice for new and experienced aquarists. This Indo-Pacific native is found among coral-rich areas of sheltered coastal reefs. The Lemon Chromis will generally ignore other fish, invertebrates or corals. However, as the fish matures, it may demonstrate territorial behavior towards its own kind or similar-sized fish. A 30-gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of live rock with multiple hiding places helps break up territories and decrease potential aggression. Spawning Lemon Chromis are known to lay egg masses on coral skeletons or dead portions of Acropora corals. An industrious pair may clear off portions from live corals if an alternate spawning material is not provided.

The diet of the Lemon Chromis should be varied and consist of meaty items, herbivore flakes, and frozen preparations. foods may also help to preserve body coloration.

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

Customer Testimonials

David W Vivian , LA
Are you thinking about ordering some blue green chromis for your tank? Dont'! The lemon chromis is a beautiful, hardy addition to your tank. I ordered 6 after my shipment of blue green chromis got delayed due to bad weather. Only one survived, but when the lemon chromis were added to the tank they took him in as one of their own. They are active feeders that mingle with all of the fish in my tank. One of the best fish for the price on this site!
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