Bluelined snapper

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

  1. FAMILY - Lutjanidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Lutjanus Kasmira

    COMMON NAME - Bluelined Snapper

    SIZE - 13.8' (35 cm)

    RANGE - Western Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 135 US Gal. (511 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 to satiation one time per day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat crustaceans and any fish it can swallow whole, adults will eat mantis shrimps.

    CAPTIVE CARE - A very aggressive eater, will intimidate smaller passive tankmates, should be the last fish introduced to a community tank, keep only one per tank, a very large tank is needed to keep more than one, introduce all at same time, provide adequate caves or crevices for hiding, its colors often fade.

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