Scientific Name: Chromis cyanea
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: Medium: 1.25 to 2.25 inches; Large: 2.25 to 3.0 inches
Native Region: Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico
Reef Safe: Yes
Blue Reef Chromis, Chromis cyanea, is a lovely fish commonly found in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. It has a bright blue body sometimes accompanied by a thin black stripe along the dorsal region. As is typical with many fish of its family, its colors may be somewhat less distinct as the fish ages. The Chromis genus are omnivores that thrive with a variety of prepared and frozen foods. They are hardy and reef safe and will swim actively at all levels of the aquarium. The Blue Chromis is generally peaceful (possibly a little more aggressive as an adult), but is still a great fish for aquarists of all experience levels.