Emperor Red Snaper

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Emperor Red Snaper

This species is known as Emperor Red Snaper and the correct latin name is Lutjanus sebae. It belongs to the Snapper family. (e) It's origin 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. So 1 specimen requires at least 13920cm2 of water surface which is approximately 2157 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums 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 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

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