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CARM 03-31-2011 08:35 PM

green chromis opinions
I know green chromis are usually kept in schools, so would it be "mean" to buy only one?

scottayy 03-31-2011 08:37 PM

Yeah probably. I just got two (and I want one more) and they follow each other around religiously.

I thought they were boring when I first saw them, but after you look at them a while they are really fun to watch and the color is neat!

s.xo 03-31-2011 08:44 PM

+1 what scottayy said
some people might think it's silly but fish have feelings too! lol

rncarter 03-31-2011 10:23 PM

I have 2 chromis and they are very active.

Hinds04 03-31-2011 11:00 PM

I have one and he is best friends with my clown, there are many stories on here about groups picking each other off one by one, i had a group of 5 go down

twoodrough 04-01-2011 12:04 PM

I was thinking about getting one with a clown in a 10 gallon, but the LFS told me that two free swimming fish might not get along in a small tank and discouraged me from doing it. Any experience with a clown and a chromis in a 10 gallon?

Innovator 04-01-2011 08:07 PM

Chromis will school when young, but tend to separate as they mature/age. Chromis and clownfish will get along fine together, but you'd be better off with just a pair of clownfish and/or other small fish.

mellowyellow 04-02-2011 11:04 AM

I have 4 chromis. They swim all over the tank together and with my two clowns. Now, they're all kinda trying to swim with my new butterfly who is very active. I think he eats all the leftovers picking at the decorations and artificial plants. All fish are great! I think you should buy more. It's better for them.

angiorn 04-02-2011 12:23 PM

We have 5 chromis in our 30 gal. They are VERY entertaining! My husband refers to them as the 'puppies' because that's what they remind us energetic litter of puppies. How about a royal gramma fish? You can only have one anyway and they are just beautiful. Ours is very curious and comes right to the glass whenever anyone is around.

mellowyellow 04-02-2011 03:35 PM

Hi. I agree. His analogy is correct. And, we love the way their color changes depending on where they are in the tank. I never thought about a royal gramma, I do like their looks, but we've ordered a long nose hawkfish. We lost one and miss it. Hawkfish, flit from one rock to another or sit on the plant leaves. They're really entertaining also. And, we love our little scooter blenny. Talk about cute!

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