An unusual cichlid which inhabits fresh, brackish, and even occasionally pure marine habitat, the Green Chromide originates in coastal regions of Sri Lanka and Southeastern India. In the wild, it tends to be found in groups and is a social fish in the aquarium, best kept in groups of 4-6. Although they are typically found in brackish waters, they are highly adaptable and will do fine in full freshwater long term as well (slightly hard water is best). The Green Chromide is fairly peaceful for a cichlid and will usually get along with most similarly sized tankmates.
Origin: Wild India
Diet: Omnivore, will accept most frozen and prepared foods
Adult Size: 10″
Recommended Tank Size: 120 gallons
Compatibility: Typically fairly docile for a large cichlid. Can be kept with smaller fish with caution
Preferred Water Parameters
pH: 7.0 – 8.0