Black snapper

Species information for the Black snapper, in the Snappers category.

  1. FAMILY - Lutjanidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Maicolor Niger

    COMMON NAME - Black Snapper

    SIZE - 26" (66 cm) (35 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 200 US Gal. (757 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet of marine meaty foods, chopped fresh or frozen shrimp, scallop, marine fish flesh, mysid shrimp, prepared frozen foods for carnivores. Feed 3 times a day. (Juveniles may initially need live foods).


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat crustaceans, small fish, polychaete worms.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Provide plenty of swim room, more than one can be kept in same tank, will be picked on by more aggressive tankmates, and aggressive feeders may keep them from getting adequate nutrition.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 3, 2014
    jhnrb, Jul 9, 2009