A small deep-bodied fish of India and Sri Lanka, found in brackish water.
- Genus Etroplus, family Cichlidae: the orange chromide (E. maculatus) and the green chromide (E. suratensis)
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- Anyway, they are fine with orange chromides, but being predators, they will eat any baby chromides.
- On the other hand, a single specimen will usually mix well with small, sturdy, low-salinity brackish water fish including bumblebee gobies, orange chromides, and glassfish.
- The Green chromide, an aquarium fish, is a native of India and Sri Lanka, and is found in the mangrove-lined estuaries along the Johor Straits.
1930s: from modern Latin Chromides (former order name), formed irregularly from Chromis (genus name), from Latin chromis 'sea fish'.