Bigeye Snapper

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Bigeye Snapper

This marine aquarium fish is known as Bigeye Snapper and the correct latin name is Lutjanus lutjanus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Snapper family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is peaceful towards tankmates.

Bigeye Snapper can grow up to 30 cm what is approximately 11 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 3600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 558 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Bigeye Snapper fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

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