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  • Grünes Schwalbenschwänzchen im Zoo Zürich

    Blue-green chromis

    Chromis virids

    Closest relatives Perch family, damselfish (350 species), damselfish
    Habitat Reef top layers, shallow lagoons, protected outer reefs up to 12 meters deep
    Behaviour in large shoals, always close to large staghorn corals
    Diet phyto- and zooplankton, algae, copepods
    Body length up to 10 cm
    Spawn spawns on the bottom, males prepare nests for several females, guard the nest, fan fresh water towards the eggs and consume dead eggs
    Use fishkeeping, bred in aquariums
    Current status widespread

    geographic range

    Verbreitungskarte Grünes Schwalbenschwänzchen


    K. + S. Burfeindt Romero, Zürich
    Familie Wegmüller-Manz, Thunstetten
    D. Meier, Zürich
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    Conservation status

    IUCN RedList