Native to reefs ranging from mid-depth to shallow lagoons of the Indo-Pacific and South Pacific, wild specimens prefer to school in large shoals amongst branching corals like Acropora. In the home aquarium, the Green Chromis does best in similar environments and will actively swim at all levels of the aquarium water column. In fact, a small school of Green Chromis comprised of at least six individuals adds a dazzling and dramatic shimmer of beauty to almost any well-established reef system.
Overall, the Green Chromis is very hardy and can live between 8 to 15 years in aquariums with excellent water quality. For best care, feed several times throughout the day with a varied diet of meaty foods, herbivore flakes, and frozen preparations. Vitamin-enriched foods may also help to preserve body colorations.