Green Chromide (Etroplus suratensis)

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The Green Chromide (Etroplus suratensis) is a popular freshwater fish native to India and Sri Lanka. It has a silver-green body with a black stripe running along the lateral line. They are hardy and peaceful fish that can adapt to different water conditions. Green Chromides are best kept in planted tanks with plenty of hiding spaces and open swimming areas. They are social and peaceful, making them suitable for community tanks. Here are some important care tips for Green Chromide:

  • SOLD SIZE: 1.5"-2"
  • Origin: India and Sri Lanka
  • Max size in inches: 10 inches
  • Recommended tank size in gallons: 125 gallons or larger
  • Water temperature: 75-82°F 
  • Temperament: Peaceful and social
  • Diet: Omnivorous, with a preference for vegetable matter. They can also be fed flakes, pellets, and frozen foods.
  • Lifespan: Up to 8 years with proper care.