Orange Chromide Tropical Fish Information

Etroplus maculatus
Orange Chromide
Behaviour Peaceful, pair forming
Typical size 8cm
Max size 10cm
Tank Area Middle, bottom
Min Tank Size 90cm
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live, vegetable based foods
pH Range 7.5-8.5
Hardness m,h,vh
Orange Chromide Etroplus maculatus
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Orange Chromide (Etroplus maculatus)

Orange Chromide Tropical Fish Learn all about the Orange Chromide's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Orange Chromide is the right fish for your aquarium.

The Orange Chromide is an ideal peaceful cichlid best suited to a brackish aquarium. Although the fish does inhabit completely fresh water as well as brackish, in the aquarium the addition of salt greatly increases the fish's adaptability and resistance to disease. Orange Chromide's are also sensitive to fluctuations in water quality so they are best introduced into a mature tank with good filtration. Ideally provide a sandy bottom and hiding spots. Will mix with most fish with the exception of very small species.

Orange Chromide Facts

Family Cichlidae (Cichlids) | Synonyms Chaetodon maculatus, Glyphisodon kakaitsel, Etroplus coruchi | Other names Red Chromide, Spotted Etroplus, Pearl spot | Origin Asia; India and Sri Lanka | Breeding Both parents in dugout pits care for eggs and young fry, free-swimming fry are also cared for | Natural Water Conditions pH 8-9, medium to hard | Natural Habitat Fresh and brackish waters, streams, estuaries and lagoons | Sexing Males may be brighter coloured

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Please do check your water type for compatibility with your fish, which can be found on the Orange Chromide information box above and your local water company providers website. Don't waste your money and endanger your fish!
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