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Common Name(s): Green Chromide
Scientific Name: Etroplus Suratensis
Local Name(s): [Hk]Chngee Heurr
Precaution: Harmless
Edible: Yes

This cichlid is extraordinary introduced fish(from India / Sri Lanka), it can survive in both freshwater and saltwater (although it tends to favour brackish over saltwater). They can be commonly found in reservoirs, streams and hanging near rivermouths where the water is brackish. They are mainly herbivorous but are aggressive and will also attack fish larger than themselves. Basically all cichlids tend to have this aggressive trait.

Green chromides can be caught using bread as bait, and interestingly artificial lures. Due to their aggressive nature in protecting their territory, they will hit lures even of their own size.

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Reference: Fishbase, Fishspecies, RMBR


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