Sailfin Snapper

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Sailfin Snapper

This fish is known as Sailfin Snapper and the correct latin name is Symphorichthys spilurus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Snapper family. (e) It's origin is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive towards tankmates.

Sailfin 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 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 difficult to keep the Sailfin 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

Feeding should be provided two or three times a day. Eats small fish, scallop and shrimp.

A juvenile specimen

Sailfin Snapper, juvenile specimen picture 1

Sailfin Snapper, juvenile specimen picture 2

Sailfin Snapper, juvenile specimen picture 3

Sailfin Snapper, juvenile specimen picture 4

An adult specimen

Sailfin Snapper, adult specimen picture
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