Blue Chromis, scientifically known as Chromis cyanea, is a type of damselfish found in Bermuda, southern Florida, and the Caribbean Sea.
This fish is popular in aquariums and usually lives above deep outer reefs.
Blue Chromis eat small zooplankton like copepods and often swim with creole wrasse in their natural habitat.
When scared, this fish hides in coral crevices. Also, this species is safe for reef environments.
Blue Chromis Interesting Facts
- Blue Chromis are popular in aquariums and thrive in the Western Atlantic, including areas like Bermuda, southern Florida, and the Caribbean Sea.
- They eat zooplankton such as copepods and often swim with creole wrasse.
- These fish can grow up to 5.9 inches (15.0 centimeters) long, and they have a bright blue body with a black stripe and distinct fin features.
- During breeding, males guard the eggs and provide oxygen by fanning them with their fins.
Blue Chromis Habitat
Blue Chromis is found in the Western Atlantic, specifically around Bermuda, southern Florida, the Caribbean Sea (including the Bahamas), the Gulf of Mexico, and the Antilles.
It lives in marine environments near reefs and doesn’t migrate. This fish typically resides at depths of 10 to 20 meters but is found anywhere from 3 to 60 meters deep.
It inhabits tropical waters within latitudes ranging from 34°N to 7°N and longitudes ranging from 100°W to 58°W.
Blue Chromis Physical Characteristics
Size: 5.9 inches (15.0 centimeters)
Blue Chromis grows up to 5.9 inches (15.0 centimeters) long. It has 12 dorsal spines, 12 dorsal soft rays, 2 anal spines, and 12 anal soft rays.
Its body is bright blue with a black stripe and has black edges on some fins. There is no black spot near the base of its pectoral fin.
Blue Chromis Reproduction
Blue Chromis fish lay eggs and form distinct pairs when they breed. Their eggs stick to surfaces underwater.
Male Blue Chromis guard the eggs and help them get oxygen by fanning them with their fins.