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*This fish is a marine species*

The Vanderbilts Chromis are suited for the beginner aquarist. It is a peaceful and hardy species that is easy to care for. It is a shoaling species and prefers to be kept in groups of 5 or more. It is a beautiful species, having a yellowish body with numerous horizontal blue dotted lines.

This species is native to reefs within the Indo-Pacific Region. 

Also known as the Vanderbilt Chromis, Black Fin Damsel, Black Chromis.


Features of Vanderbilts Chromis:

  • Yellow body with numerous blue dotted lines
  • Grows up to 5cm
  • Care level: Easy
  • Peaceful
  • Reef compatible


Tank Mate Compatibility:

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

  • Angelfish
  • Cardinalfish
  • Anthias
  • Gobies
  • Clownfish
  • Tangs

The Vanderbilts Chromis is best kept with small groups of it's own species. Due to its nature, it is compatible with many peaceful fish, invertebrates and corals.  



Vanderbilts Chromis are omnivores so their diet should consist of a variety of foods such as brine shrimp, frozen or fresh meaty foods such as mysis, squid, fish flesh & shrimp in addition to plant material in the form of flake foods, especially those containing Spirulina and should be offered several times daily.




Vanderbilts 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 are active swimmers.

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Vanderbilts 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:

Vanderbilts 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 Vanderbilts 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.

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