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Blue-Green Chromis

BAD Fish

Scientific Name Chromis viridis

Other Name(s) Green Chromis

Care Level


Blue-Green Chromis

BAD Fish

Pale blue/green with no markings; distinct forked tail. Commercial level captive-breeding is possible. Trade incentives to do so are hindered by a number of market factors favoring wild-caught. Despite the likelihood that many are captured with cyanide, Blue-Green Chromis are the #1 marine aquarium fish imported into the U.S.