Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 02-21-2011, 01:47 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 52
Getting started with chromis

After 6 weeks of cycling, I added the first livestock to my 10g: 6 hermits, 3 snails, 1 chromis. Two questions about the chromis:
1. In the store, it was schooling in a larger tank with about 20 chromis. Is it best to give it companionship in my tank?
2. The store recommended 1mm pellets but the chromis won't swallow them. Just spits them out and sinks them. Even if I crush the pellets, he often spits out. Is this normal behavior?

10 G marine reef
1 chromis, 1 false percula clown, 7 hermits, 2 snails
pumping xenia, ricordia, button polyps, green BTA
Fungus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 02:08 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Gti_Leo's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto,Ontario
Posts: 3,021
give it some time to adjust to its new suroundings and the different types of food that its beign fed.

my clowns did the same thing bot now eat all kinds. everytime i go to the tank to watch them they swim to the top where i usually feed them :P

Gti_Leo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 02:13 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 564
chromi do best in schools. ive never had any luck keeping them alone. as for food try marine flake. shut down you PH and filters so the water surface calms and put some crushed flake in there. i have 16 chromi now and thats pretty much all they eat. that and enriched brine.
Brad.Sedore is offline   Reply With Quote

chromis, started

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
it said purple chromis.. but its not purple and it doesn look like a chromis... juice28 Saltwater & Reef - Identification 13 12-03-2009 07:10 AM
chromis Fluff Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11 07-06-2005 11:09 AM
Chromis dodgersfan25 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 10-04-2004 07:12 PM
Chromis seafan Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 09-25-2004 12:22 PM
chromis tbomb Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 04-22-2004 02:54 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.