Midnight Snapper

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Midnight Snapper

This fish is known as Midnight Snapper and the correct latin name is Macolor macularis. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Snapper family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive fish. Should not be kept with very small fish.

Midnight Snapper can grow up to 60 cm what is approximately 23 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 7200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1116 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 not very difficult to keep the Midnight 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.

A juvenile specimen

Midnight Snapper picture



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