John's Snapper

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John's Snapper

This fish is known as John’s Snapper and the correct latin name is Lutjanus johnii. It belongs to the Snapper family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Is aggressive towards small fishes. Classic home aquariums are usually not suitable for proper care.

John's Snapper can grow up to 95 cm what is approximately 37 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 11400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1767 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). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the John's 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 level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

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Document modified on Tue Dec 18 10:24:26 UTC 2007
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