Vanderbilt's Chromis (Chromis vanderbilti)

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Vanderbilt's Chromis

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Vanderbilt's Chromis

Chromis vanderbilti

114 Litres (30 US G.)

5.1-7.6cm (2-3 ")


8.0 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

1-6 years



Additional names

Vanderbilt's Chromis, Black Chromis, Black Fin Damsel

Additional scientific names

Pycnochromis vanderbilti

Origin[edit | edit source]

Pacific Ocean: Taiwan to the Hawaiian and Pitcairn islands, north to the Izu Islands, south to Rowley Shoals (eastern Indian Ocean) and Lord Howe and Rapa islands

Diet[edit | edit source]

Planktonivorous, will eat a variety of foodstuffs.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Reef tank

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Typical Chromis behavior

Identification[edit | edit source]

Colour is alternating blue and yellow stripes. The caudal fin has a broad yellow upper lobe margin and a broad black lower lobe margin. The margin of the spinous portion of the dorsal fin is also yellow; the anal fin is largely black.

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