Black and Gold Chromis

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Description of the Black and Gold Chromis

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

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Black and Gold Chromis

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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

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Black and Gold Chromis?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!


Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Black and Gold Chromis slimy?
Black and Gold Chromis secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Black and Gold Chromis to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

 

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do Black and Gold Chromis have gills?
Gills enable the Black and Gold Chromis to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do the Black and Gold Chromis have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Black and Gold Chromis has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Black and Gold Chromis has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Black and Gold Chromis has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Black and Gold Chromis has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Black and Gold Chromis

Black and Gold Chromis

  • Interesting Information about Black and Gold Chromis

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Black and Gold Chromis slimy?

  • Why do the Black and Gold Chromis have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Black and Gold Chromis have fins?

  • Species: Neoglyphidodon nigroris

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