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Black Snapper - Macolor niger - Small Juvenile

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The Black Snapper (Macolor niger) is an unusual and very large fish for the home aquarium. Juvenile Black Snappers are black and white with long fins while adults are very different with a dark, blotchy silver coloration and short fins.

Although Snappers may be popular with seafood enthusiasts, many are also popular aquarium fish. Snappers are usually found more in the open water or higher in the water than many other aquarium fish. The adult fish is often very different in coloration and even shape than juveniles, and many grow too large or active for most home aquariums.

The "true" Snappers" about 100 total - come from the Lutjanidae family although some other types of fish may have "Snapper" in their common name. They are predators and will eat almost anything small enough to fit into their considerably-sized mouths, including small fish and invertebrates like shrimp and crabs. Most will not eat or disturb corals and sessile (stationary) invertebrates but species that perch on surfaces may irritate or damage the corals by this behavior alone. Most of these fish also grow very large and need a very large aquarium with ample filtration to accommodate them.
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Common NameBlack Snapper - Sm Juv
Scientific NameMacolor niger
Reef SafeYes
Invert SafeNo
Community SafeYes, with larger fish only
Max Size (in inches)30
Min Tank Size (in gallons)250
Specific Gravity Range1.020-1.024
pH Range8.0-8.4
Temperature Range75-82
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Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
Puerto Rico

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