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Pygmy Chromis

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Pygmy Chromis also known as Midget Chromis or Acares Midget Reef Chromis are found around the Mariana Islands to the Hawaiian and Society islands, south to Vanuatu and the Austral Islands.

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Pygmy Chromis, electrifies marine aquariums with an unexpected flash of colour. A school of Pygmy Chromis will immediately transform any large fish only, or reef aquarium into a noteworthy setup. 

The hardy Pygmy Chromis boast ease of care and a peaceful demeanor making it an excellent choice for new and experienced aquarists. This species prefers setups with open areas for swimming but with multiple hiding places.

The Pygmy Chromis will generally ignore other fish, invertebrates or corals, some may demonstrate territorial behavior towards its own kind or similar-sized fish. The Pygmy Chromis is best kept in small groups of 3 or more comprised of odd numbered fish. House in suitably-sized systems with peaceful tankmates. 

The diet of the Pygmy Chromis should be varied and consist of meaty items, herbivore flakes, and frozen preparations. Vitamin-enriched foods may also help to preserve body colouration.

Minimum Aquarium Size

100 L

Max Size

5.5 cm

Reef Safe









Central Pacific


Wild Caught



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