Blue-green Chromis Chromis viridis

Blue-green Chromis
Blue-green Chromis
The Blue-green Chromis is also called the Green Chromis as is its scientific name. Although it is often pale blue or turquoise as well as mint green, the "Blue Chromis" refers to another, Royal Blue, species (Chromis cyanea). There may be another pale blue-green chromis, also called the Blue-green, Chromis caerulea, but some say that is the same species which has variations in colour.
Blue-green Chromis
Blue-green Chromis
Blue-green Chromis
The fish has a wide range from reefs of the Indian Ocean, including the Red Sea, to the western Pacific, including Japan to the Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand, and the eastern Pacific from California to Peru.
Blue-green Chromis
Blue-green Chromis
Blue-green Chromis
It grows to 10cm long. Fish aggregate in shoals when not breeding.
Blue-green Chromis They retreat to branched coral to hide or sleep.
Blue-green Chromis with spotted gill covers Spotted gill covers.
Blue-green Chromis Raised dorsal spines.
Males will turn a little yellower when ready to breed. He will build a nest, tend and aerate the eggs and guard them until they hatch.