Green Chromide

Other Green Chromide Names: Green Chromide, Banded Chromide, Banded Etroplus, Pearlspot Cichlid

Green Chromide Scientific Name: Etroplus suratensis

Green Chromide (Etroplus suratensis))

Temperature Range: 72°F-80°F
pH Range: 7-8
Hardness Range: 10-25°

Family: Cichlidae

Species Type: Asian Cichlids

Green Chromide Adult Size: 16 inches (cm)

Green Chromide Life Expectancy: 12 years

Green Chromide Habitat: Asian Rivers (Sri Lanka)

Green Chromide Minimum Tank Size: 100 gallons

Green Chromide Temperament: Peaceful with similar sized fish, but will eat smaller tank inhabitants..

Green Chromide Diet & Nutrition: Carnivorous - does well with flake or pellet foods supplimented with frozen or live worms.

Green Chromide Description: The green chromide has a green or gold tinted oval shaped body with dark vertical bars. There are often gold spots found on the upper half of the body. The green chromide stays slender compared to other cichlid species.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other asian cichlids or loaches of similar size; Other fish with similar water parameters.

Green Chromide Breeding & Spawning: To induce breeding, put several flat rocks in the aquarium and slowly increase the salinity of your aquarium to a brackish level. Once the water has become brackish, pairs will begin digging pits to use as nests. The female will lay the eggs on the flat rocks or another flat surface). After the fry have hatched, the parents will move them to the nesting area for protection.

Determining Green Chromide Sex: No known way to determine sex via appearance

Aquarium Region: All over.

Green Chromide Diseases: None specific to species.

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