Sailfin Snapper

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Sailfin Snapper

This species is known as Sailfin Snapper and the correct latin name is Symphorichthys spilurus. It belongs to 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. So 1 specimen requires 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). Very large aquariums have 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 pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

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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