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Black Bar Chromis

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Description

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Black Bar Chromis For Sale

The Black Bar Chromis (Chromis retrofasciata) is one of the few Chromis that are found alone in the wild. Many other Chromis species like to form very large schools, yet this species is happy alone or with just 2 or 3 friends or solitary. The Chromis species are more streamlined than others in the family, and have a deeply forked tail. This tail fin provides them with the ability to swim fast and furious with their shoal or away from predators. The Chromis also have orbital papillae, small rounded protuberances on the back and bottom edges of the eye's orbit. This is found on other zooplanktivores as well, such as anthias, and is thought to help reduce turbulence as they swim.

Scientific Name: Chromis retrofasciata

Common Name: Black Bar Chromis, Black Back Chromis, Black-bar Puller

Scientific Family: Pomacentridae

Family: Damselfishes

Sub Family: Chrominae

Genus: Chromis

Size: 0.5-1.5 inches and matures to 2 inches in length

Origin: The Black Bar Chromis originates from the reefs of the Western Pacific (Indonesia to Fiji, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia) and is usually found within branching coral heads. 

Habitat: Provide a 30 gallon or larger Aquarium, with plenty of live rock for the Black Bar Chromis to hide in. 

Diet: Black Bar Chromis enjoy vegetable and flesh based foods, frozen Mysis and vitamin-rich brine shrimp, and a high-quality flake food. If feeding pellets, make sure they are wet before adding them to the tank so air will not enter into their digestive tract, which can cause issues. It is best to feed small amounts of food several times a day. Black Bar Chromis eat constantly in the wild so they do better when fed at least 3 times a day.

Temperament: Semi-aggressive - Not very aggressive when compared to other damselfish, but is scrappy with its own kind in confined quarters. Not only does the Black Bar Chromis have a striking coloring, it also has a nice personality and is inexpensive. Though designated as a true Damselfish, they are not very aggressive, and so make a great choice for most tanks. Unlike other genera in the damselfish family, Chromis are better tempered and tend to be the ones that are picked on. Though they are not overly aggressive, they can get testy in cramped quarters, even with their own kind. 

Difficulty Rating: Moderately easy. The Black Bar Chromis is moderately hardy and a great choice for beginner saltwater hobbyists who are dedicated to providing good water quality. It is among the easiest of all marine fish to keep, but they are more susceptible to illnesses due to poor water quality and improper tank mates when compared to others in the damselfish family. Performing normal water changes, feeding them a variety of foods several times a day, and having proper tank mates will keep your Chromis living a good long life.

Captive Requirements: Provide live rock with plenty of hiding places. Any substrate will work for these fish. Making an area of rubble with different sizes of rock to create many places to hide within will reduce aggression between them and other fish in the tank. Chromis like the upper parts of aquariums, so make sure there is plenty of open area at the top of the tank for them to swim. Regular water changes done bi-weekly will help replace the trace elements that the fish and corals tend to deplete. 

Reproduction: Difficult: Breeding Temperature: 79.0° F - The optimal temperature for good quality eggs and larvae occurs with temperatures of 79° F to 82° F (26° - 28°C). If breeding in captivity, note that brittle stars, serpent stars, wrasses and crabs will eat the eggs of damselfish. Successful breeding requires perfect water parameters and a large, non-predatory aquarium system. After spawning the male will then guard his nest and defend the eggs from predators. He will also keep the eggs ventilated and clean. Eggs hatch within 2 to 7 days, depending on the species and water temperature, and the larval stage lasts from 17 to 47 days.

Additional Information: Provide good water quality, proper tank mates, and several feedings a day of quality foods to ensure a long life. Having many places to hide also will help them adjust to captive life. Juveniles adjust easier than adults. If keeping them in a nano tank, they should probably be the only fish. Adding semi-aggressive fish such as a dottyback will result in a dead Chromis; conversely adding a small goby may result in a dead goby. To keep your Blackbar Chromis with other fish, put them in a larger tank. They can tolerate semi-aggressive fish if they have places to hide, but don't house them with aggressive or larger fish that can swallow them whole. They tend to be the fish most likely to be picked on by aggressive tank mates. Any fish that is picked on and harassed is also more likely to become sick. If they are staying in one spot in an upper corner, it is most likely due to aggression from another fish and they should be removed.

Water Requirements: 72-78 degree Fahrenheit (22 to 25 cel), water pH levels between 8.1-8.4

Water Changes: Bi-weekly water changes of 15% in a reef setting or 20% monthly in a fish only tank are ideal for the Black Bar Chromis.

Life Span: In the wild the Black Bar Chromis live from 2-7 years, but in captivity can live up to 20 years.

Determining Sex: Males and females are the same color and size. Differences can be seen when the male Black Bar Chromis' body color changes to a muted yellow during spawning. Juveniles have accents of blue around the eyes, as well as the tips of the pelvic and anal fins. In general, the fins turn white as they age. 

Reef Tank Compatibility:

  • Peaceful fish (gobies, dartfish, assessors, fairy wrasses): Monitor - Do not house these types of fish with the Blackbar Chromis in tanks under 40 gallons, due to aggression.
  • Semi-Aggressive (anthias, clownfish, dwarf angels): Safe - Can be kept with clownfish in tanks that are at least 100 gallons with plenty of hiding places.
  • Aggressive (dottybacks, 6-line & 8-line wrasse, damselfish): Threat
  • Large Semi-Aggressive (tangs, large angels, large wrasses): Safe - If your Chromis hides all the time, you may want to remove the large semi-aggressive fish, or the Chromis.
  • Large Aggressive, Predatory (lionfish, groupers, soapfish): Threat - Do not house with fish that can swallow them whole.
  • Slow Swimmers & Eaters (seahorses, pipefish, mandarins): Threat - These fish are too slow and delicate and peaceful to be kept with the Blackbar Chromis.
    • Anemones: Safe
    • Mushroom Anemones - Corallimorphs: Safe
    • LPS corals: Safe
    • SPS corals: Safe
    • Gorgonians, Sea Fans: Safe
    • Leather Corals: Safe
    • Soft Corals (xenias, tree corals): Safe
    • Star Polyps, Organ Pipe Coral: Safe
    • Zoanthids - Button Polyps, Sea Mats: Safe
    • Sponges, Tunicates: Safe
    • Shrimps, Crabs, Snails: Safe
    • Starfish: Safe
    • Feather Dusters, Bristle Worms, Flatworms: Safe
    • Clams, Scallops, Oysters: Safe
    • Copepods, Amphipods, Mini Brittle Stars: Safe
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Warranty:
Pet Fish For Sale offers LIVE arrival on all of our stock. For the rare occurrence in which the livestock you ordered does not survive, it is important that you be familiar with the terms and conditions of our guarantee. Terms and Conditions: Please DO NOT discard the deceased item without authorization. Doing so will void all guarantees. For Dead On Arrival (DOA) items, we must be notified via email within one hour of delivery time posted by FedEx, for Dead After Arrival (DAA) items within the 7-Day allowance. A digital photograph must be submitted for any covered livestock loss. We do not issue credit for shipping costs or refunds for livestock purchases. Livestock credit is valid for one year from the date it is issued. Livestock credit may be used to replace a lost item or any against any livestock purchase. 7-Day Live Guarantee begins on the day livestock is shipped. Livestock listed as a Restricted Species are not covered. Note: Please see What To Do If An Item Is DOA/DAA for additional instructions & information. Shipping: If a delivery is refused for any reason, the customer will be held liable for the full cost of the invoice. Weather related delays, mechanical failure etc. which result in loss will not be covered. Orders shipped to a FedEx hold facility must be picked up within the first three hours of opening. Livestock Care: Customer must follow the Acclimation Guide even if the animal(s) appear to be dead. Livestock must be placed in an aquarium with compatible species. Choose livestock carefully, because animals which exhibit signs of physical abuse or damage due to harassment will not be covered. Water Parameters: Tank's water chemistry must be within the following parameters: Temperature: between 75-80 degrees F and constant pH: 8.1 - 8.3 Specific Gravity: 1.020 - 1.025 Ammonia: 0.0 ppm Nitrite: 0.0 ppm Nitrate: 0.0 - 20 ppm Arrive Alive Guarantee ONLY Animals that are guaranteed to Arrive Alive only are not covered under our 7-Day Live Guarantee. If an Arrive Alive item is DOA, you must notify us within one hour of delivery time posted by FedEx. Please see What To Do If An Item Is DOA/DAA for additional instructions and information. Aquarium Supplies Warranty Most of the aquarium supplies sold on our site come with a standard manufacturer's warranty. In the unlikely event that a product is found to be defective, we recommend that you visit the manufacturer's website and follow their instructions regarding repair or replacement. PetFishforSale.com only offers products that the manufactures stand behind. If for any reason you are not happy with the way they handle a problem or if you are unable to contact them, please let us know.
SKU:
LF_SLT_DAM_BBC002261
Availability:
Unknown
Weight:
1.00 Ounces
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
2.00 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout

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