Crimson snapper

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Crimson snapper

This species is known as Crimson snapper, Pink snapper, Small mouth nannygai and the correct latin name is Lutjanus erythropterus. It belongs to the Snapper family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

They are peaceful, also live in shoals.

Crimson snapper can grow up to 82 cm what is approximately 32 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 9840cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1525 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are 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 not very difficult to keep the Crimson 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.

Not suitable for house aquariums, because it is a large fish. Usually you can find them in public aquariums or in fish markets, sometimes in the supermarkets, because they are food for humans.

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