These fishes are primarily black with the caudal peduncle and caudal fin being white. These fish are one of the more peaceful of all the damselfish species, and make a hardy addition to both reef and fish only aquariums.
This species does well alone in small aquariums of at least 30 gallons or more. When trying to maintain a group of these fishes it is ideal to ensure they have adequate space in an aquarium at least four feet in length.
The Black & White Chromis feeds on a varied diet of meaty foods such as enriched frozen brine and small mysis shrimp, herbivore preparations, and marine flaked foods.