Lightning Double Bar Chromis

Greek Name: Chromis opercularis



The Lightning Double Bar Chromis, amplifies marine aquariums by bringing a flash of color. This stunning chromis has all the appealing characteristics of the highly acclaimed Blue/Green Reef Chromis but with an enthralling color combination. The striking gray-blue appearance of its body is an ideal backdrop to highlight the yellow streaks that start from the peduncle (base of the tail) and extend through the upper and lower edges of its forked tail. This striking color scheme highlights the look of the swallowtail of the caudal fin and adds an elegant look to this stunning fish. A collection of Lightning Double Bar Chromis will instantly change any large fish or reef aquarium into an impressive arrangement.

The tough Dual Bars of Lightning offer ease of maintenance and a calm, peaceful manner which makes it a good option for both experienced and new aquarists. Native to the Indo-Pacific reefs, it favors settings with wide swimming areas but also with numerous hiding spots. The Double Bar Chromis will usually disregard the other invertebrates, fish and corals, but some might exhibit territorial behavior toward its own species or similar-sized fish. The Lightning Double Bar Chromis is ideal for small groups of three or more made up of odd-numbered fish. Place them in suitable systems that are sized for tranquil tankmates.

The diet of the Chromis opercularis needs to be varied, and comprise of fleshy food items, herbivore-based flakes, as well as frozen products. Vitamin-rich foods can also aid in preserving body color.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 3/4″ to 1-1/4″; Medium: 1-1/4″ to 2-1/4″; Large: 2-1/4″ to 3-1/4″ X Large 3-1/4″ to 5″



Care Level




Color Form

Black, Blue, Yellow



Reef Compatible


Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size



Fiji, Indonesia, New Caledonia



Minimum Tank

50 gallons


Lightning Double Bar Chromis Information

Also referred to as Double Puller, Doublebar Puller, Double-barred Chromis, Lightning Chromis, and Doublebar Lightning Chromis.

They are found in small and medium-sized schools, on reef crests with moderate currents of deep lagoons, as well as outlying reef slopes.

Damselfish lay eggs. The first step is clearing a space to make a nest. They then begin mating dances that involve fast swimming and fin movements. In this period, males usually turn one or two shades darker and exhibit white streaks. The breedind process occurs in the early morning hours.


Lightning Double Bar Chromis Diet

They feed on algae and zooplankton.


Additional information


Large, Medium, Small

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