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October 24: Arrival of New Fresh Water Fish.

October 24: Arrival of New Marine Water Fish.


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Orange Chromide

Orange Chromide

Scientific Name: Etroplus Maculatus

Price: Upon Request

Origin: Southwestern Asia, India and Sri Lanka

Family: Cichlidae




Technical Info

Temperature: 23 - 27 ℃

pH: 7.8 - 8.3

GH: 15 - 20

Max size: 10 cm

Min Tank size: 100 Ltr

Position in Aqua: No special swimming level



The Orange Chromide found in Asian brackish water rivers and Lagoons. The Orange Chromide is maybe the only cichlid that is truly brackish water cichlid. If kept in freshwater the Orange Chromide will lose their appetite, their colors will fade And they will be prone to diseases. The Orange Chromide or by its scientific name Etroplus maculatus has two common color variations, the original orange strain, and a golden strain.



Carnivore, will accept commercial food such as flakes and pellets, it is essential to provide meaty food, live or frozen food will be ideal for the Orange Chromide



In the breeding season these fish are shiny yellow. Higher temperatures (30 C) will induce a couple to breed, they generally lay their eggs on plants or on vertical rocks. The eggs hatch after 4-7 days, Both parents guarding the eggs and fry.


Compatible with

A peaceful cichlid that is ideal for the brackish community. Good tankmates include Parambassis sp., smaller gobies, halfbeaks and salt-tolerant livebearers. Do not keep it with aggressive or boisterous species.