variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image
provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen
Care Level: Easy
Color Form: Silver,
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78?
F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 3"
Minimum Tank Size: 30
The Lemon Chromis, is also known as the Ternate Damsel
and is presently uncommon to the aquarium industry, making an interesting and
attractive addition to the fish-only marine or reef aquarium. This striking
fish closely resembles the Yellow Damselfish (Amblyglyphidodon aureus) but
sports a stately metallic silver coloration that beautifully offsets the bright
yellow coloration. This eye-catching color combo adds flashes of dramatic color
for a lively addition that complements your aquarium.
The hardy and easy-to-care-for Lemon Chromis is a great
choice for new and experienced aquarists. This Indo-Pacific native is found
among coral-rich areas of sheltered coastal reefs. The Lemon Chromis will
generally ignore other fish, invertebrates or corals. However, as the fish
matures, it may demonstrate territorial behavior towards its own kind or similar-sized
fish. A 30-gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of live rock with multiple
hiding places helps break up territories and decrease potential aggression.
Spawning Lemon Chromis are known to lay egg masses on coral skeletons or dead
portions of Acropora corals. An industrious pair may clear off portions from
live corals if an alternate spawning material is not provided.
The diet of the Lemon Chromis should be varied and
consist of meaty items, herbivore flakes, and frozen preparations. foods may
also help to preserve body coloration.