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Old 05/17/2018, 05:17 AM   #1
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How Many Blue Green Chromis?

I am planning to add a few Blue Green Chromis to my reef...

My question is - how many should I add? (I am debating between 3 & 5). I don't want to add 5 if that will overwhelm the other fish.

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48" x 24" x 20"

Current Fish:
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One Spot Foxface
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Small Possum Wrasse

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Old 05/17/2018, 05:41 AM   #2
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I just setup a 215 gal DT and added 6 so called Lemon Chromis. It might just be me, I only had 3 fish in my old 135 gal tank for some 16 years but 6 Chromis in my 215 seems busy. It is cool!

I have heard you will eventually end up with one Chromis becauss they become territorial over time and kill each other off. I have notice some of those issue after 30 day with my Chromis. No losses. But some occasional spats.


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Old 05/17/2018, 10:51 AM   #3
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Do you have many full sized Chromie sized nooks in your rocks? When adult Chromies try to use the same sleeping spot is when most of the disappearances happen from the reports on here. (I had 3 in a 90 gallon for about 3.5 years they each slept in a separate rock structure. Each structure has multiple natural or chiseled out mini caves.) I would do no more than 3, don't be surprised if you only keep one.


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Old 05/17/2018, 11:10 AM   #4
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Do you have many full sized Chromie sized nooks in your rocks? When adult Chromies try to use the same sleeping spot is when most of the disappearances happen from the reports on here. (I had 3 in a 90 gallon for about 3.5 years they each slept in a separate rock structure. Each structure has multiple natural or chiseled out mini caves.) I would do no more than 3, don't be surprised if you only keep one.
Currently mine all hang out in one corner together after the lights go out but they have plenty of holes to hide in if needed. I use some Texas holey Rock for some of my base rock.


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Currently mine all hang out in one corner together after the lights go out but they have plenty of holes to hide in if needed. I use some Texas holey Rock for some of my base rock.
Are they still small? My blue-green did that before they matured. I also do not have experience with lemon chromies, they may tend to be more or less aggressive towards their own group.


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Old 05/17/2018, 11:45 AM   #6
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Started off with 25 and after a year I had 7 and the number kept dwindling. Moved to a new home and got rid of what I had left. They almost always come in with Urenoma too. My suggestion is 1


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Old 05/17/2018, 01:45 PM   #7
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Started off with 25 and after a year I had 7 and the number kept dwindling. Moved to a new home and got rid of what I had left. They almost always come in with Urenoma too. My suggestion is 1
I plan on placing them in QT. Will I be able to tell if they have Urenoma and can that be treated?

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Old 05/17/2018, 03:04 PM   #8
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Are they still small? My blue-green did that before they matured. I also do not have experience with lemon chromies, they may tend to be more or less aggressive towards their own group.
All very young fish. Lemon are suppose to less aggressive but as with any fish thats hit or miss.


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Old 05/17/2018, 06:35 PM   #9
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I plan on placing them in QT. Will I be able to tell if they have Urenoma and can that be treated?

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I would proactively treat them with chloroquine phosphate just to be sure they donít have it.


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Old 05/17/2018, 06:41 PM   #10
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Not sure if you have considered it but maybe try a pack of Damsels (I am serious) instead. Azures for example, or anything in the Chrysiptera line, are a good choice. If the tank is mature enough, with some solid coral growth, and plenty of rock work to support their sleeping and territories, it looks pretty amazing.

I personally stay away from chromis for many of the reasons stated about bickering and Urenoma. Once I get some better coral growth I'll be adding at least 25 of Talbots or Azures - or possibly mix 12 of each. I have the rock and homes, just not the coral growth so need to wait about a year.

Check out ca1ore's tank - he has a lot of them in his and it looks pretty impressive.


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Old 05/17/2018, 06:46 PM   #11
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bluegreenchromis

you should add 6 they do best if space a problem get tiny ones don't remember where I read this but somewhere so that's what I did


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