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*This fish is a marine species*

The Barrier Reef Chromis is also known as the Yellow-Back Puller. They are suited for the beginner aquarist and tolerate similar conditions than that of the Blue Green Chromis. This species is uncommon in aquarium shops, making it a special addition to reef aquariums.

Native to reefs in the Western Pacific off Australia from the Great Barrier Reef to Lord Howe Island.


Features of Barrier Reef Chromis:

  • Brilliant silver body with a yellow back separated by a vibrant blue/black stripe
  • Grows up to 7cm
  • Care level: Easy
  • Peaceful schooling species
  • Reef compatible


Tank Mate Compatibility:

Here’s a list of some of the best tank mates for your Barrier Reef Chromis:

  • Blennies
  • Clownfish
  • Basslets
  • Yellow watchman Goby
  • Butterflyfish

The Barrier Reef Chromis is best kept in groups of 6 or more its own species. Due to its nature, it is compatible with many peaceful fish, invertebrates and corals.  



Barrier Reef Chromis are omnivores so their diet should consist of a variety of foods such as larvae, brine shrimp and algae. Dry flakes and pellets can be provided as their main food source and will accept mysis shrimp and artemia brine shrimp. Ensure competition for food is limited to avoid bullying behaviours.




Barrier Reef Chromis require a minimum tank size of approximately 115L. These fish prefer to live in groups so accommodate based on number of fish in the community. They also enjoy swimming and exploring.

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Barrier Reef Chromis prefer water temperatures between 22°C - 27°C.

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Replicate natural conditions with artificial lighting (8-10 hours of light every 24 hours.)

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Filtration & Water Movement:

Barrier Reef Chromis require good filtration and water quality.

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This species prefers a substrate mix of sand, coral and rubble.

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Decorations for Barrier Reef Chromis:

This species is peaceful but are also active swimmers. Ensure there is plenty space for swimming around the middle and top of the tank. Live rock is a great addition as these fish like to rest in small caves or crevices and pick on algae growing on rock.

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