Emperor Red Snaper

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Emperor Red Snaper

This marine aquarium fish is known as Emperor Red Snaper and the correct latin name is Lutjanus sebae. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Snapper family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive fish. Recommended for public aquariums.

Emperor Red Snaper can grow up to 116 cm what is approximately 45 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 13920cm2 of water surface which is approximately 2157 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). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Emperor Red Snaper 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 levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

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Document modified on Mon Dec 17 13:47:29 UTC 2007
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