Black And White Snapper

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Black And White Snapper

This fish is known as Black And White Snapper and the correct latin name is Macolor niger. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Snapper family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive Snapper.

Black And White Snapper can grow up to 75 cm what is approximately 29 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 9000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1395 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is very large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Black And White 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 pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

A juvenile specimen

Black And White Snapper picture

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Document modified on Tue Dec 18 10:41:16 UTC 2007
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