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Old 07-22-2007, 05:38 PM   #1
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How many Blue Reef Chromis?

Hello all! I am looking into getting a Blue Reef Chromis, but know they are a shoaling fish and should be kept in groups. My tank is 60 gallons, and I have a percula clown, black and yellow blenny, and various inverts. I am still looking to get a flame angel, and possibly one other fish. So, I was trying to decide how many chromis would be a good number (not only for my bioload, but for their happiness as well). I was thinking two or three? Any opinions?
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I think five would be a good number to start with. That is how many I have in my tank and it makes a good looking group.
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I'd say either 3 or 5. I've always heard and read that schooling fish should be added in odd-numbered quantities. I think it's so one doesn't get picked on too much. They're not nasty or anything, but they do chase each other around. I've got 3 in a 46-gallon and love them.
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60gal tank and your looking to add more fish I would go with 3. You may want to look into the green chromis as well. They are a touch smaller vs the blue chromis. They are more of a light blue / green depending on how the light hits them vs the bright blue of the blue chromis. Either or is sharp. I plan on getting 3 green chromis for my 65gal in the near future.
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I agree 3 or 5 would be OK. I chose the blue-green chromis as they were cheaper and do a good job schooling. If you look in the center of my tank in this old pic you`ll see them schooling.
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I agree, 3-5. With the stock you currently have, should not be a problem. Don't forget to QT.
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