Spiny Chromis

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Spiny Chromis

This species is known as Spiny Chromis, Spiny Puller and the correct latin name is Acanthochromis polyacanthus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Damsel family. (e) Origin of this species is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Is peaceful to other tankmates.

Spiny Chromis can grow up to 14 cm what is approximately 5 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 1680cm2 of water surface which is approximately 260 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Spiny Chromis fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

It’s origin is Indonesia and the Philippines to northeastern Australia and Melanesia. Source: fishbase.

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