Checkered Snapper

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Checkered Snapper

This fish is known as Checkered Snapper and the correct latin name is Lutjanus decussatus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Snapper family. (e) It's origin is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive fish. Will eat smaller fish.

Checkered Snapper can grow up to 35 cm what is approximately 13 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 4200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 651 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that 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 difficult to keep the Checkered 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

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Document modified on Mon Dec 17 14:39:17 UTC 2007
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