Fish Species

Black and Gold Chromis

Black and Gold Chromis - Description

The Black and Gold Chromis is known by a variety of other names including Behn's Damsel, Yellowfin Damsel, Black and Yellow Damsel, Scarface Damsel, Yellow Honey Chromis and Blackmouth Bicolor Chromis.

The juvenile is yellow with two black stripes, however as the fish matures the black stripes disappear and the fish becomes brown in appearance. The picture above shows a juvenile black and gold chromis.

Popular Name: Black and Gold Chromis
Species: Neoglyphidodon nigroris

Profile of the Black and Gold Chromis

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Black and Gold Chromis species.

  • Size: Up to 13cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 to 8.4. Temp 22 to 26 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Algae, Brine Shrimp, Frozen and Flaked food

  • Temperament: Like other Damslefish they will become aggressive as they mature

  • Habitat: Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 20m

  • Behaviour: Can become aggressive, keep an eye on behaviour

  • Range: Indo-West Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Black and Gold Chromis

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Neoglyphidodon nigroris

  • Popular Name: Black and Gold Chromis - Behn's Damsel - Yellowfin Damsel - Black and Yellow Damsel - Scarface Damsel - Yellow Honey Chromis - Blackmouth Bicolor Chromis

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacentridae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Black and Gold Chromis

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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