Common Bluestripe Snapper

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Common Bluestripe Snapper

This marine aquarium fish is known as Common Bluestripe Snapper and the correct latin name is Lutjanus kasmira. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Snapper family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful fish.

Common Bluestripe 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. 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Common Bluestripe 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.

You can keep this fish in shoals if you have a very large tank (if you are a owner of a public aquarium), but also you can keep them alone with other species. The tank-mates should be larger fish. You should create a lot of hiding places like caves in the tank for this Snaper, however plenty of swimming place is required too. It likes to swim in open spaces mostly at night.

L. Kasmira should be fed by feeder fish, Mysis shrimps, or scampi.

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Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

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