The Chromis are great fish. They have a lot of personality, will eat out of my hands and school with me when I put my hand in the tank. They are SO personable! Sorry to hear that you lost one of those chromis, but I've heard that they do better in odd numbers anyway. My Chromis eat anything and everything. I feed the tank formula 1, formula 2 (this is more for my tang than the chromis), cyclop-eze, flake, mysis, pellet (they like this least of all since they sink and my Chromis prefer surface or water column feeding). Not all at once and usually once every two days (in spite of the fact that they look hungry all the time). 1/4-1/2 cube of food or a little sprinking of flake is all they need at a feeding.
I have a peppermint (who ate the aptasias) and two cleaners that are the life of the party. Those two are always at the front of the tank, feed like maniacs and will swim to and climb my arm to the top of the tank if it gets within 3" of them. Great fun to have. The peppermint is more reserved and stays under the rock unless its feeding time.
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