Grey Snapper

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Grey Snapper

This fish is known as Grey Snapper and the correct latin name is Lutjanus griseus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Snapper family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive fish suitable for public aquariums.

Grey Snapper can grow up to 90 cm what is approximately 35 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 10800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1674 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Grey 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 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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