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Photo Of The Week - Checkered Snapper (Lutjanus decussatus)

Photo Of The Week - Checkered Snapper (Lutjanus decussatus)
The Checkered Snapper (Lutjanus decussatus) naturally occurs throughout the Indo-West Pacific ocean. When seen, it is either swimming on its own or in schools around coral reefs. Hobbyist should be aware that they may need to spend extra time when acclimating for this is a wild specimen. Also, the Checkered Snapper can grow up to a little more than a foot in length, so provide it with a large tank where it will have ample room to swim. Its tank should have some rock pieces to create spaces where it can hide from the light. Like other fish of this genus, it is an aggressive fish that prays on smaller fishes and benthic inverts, so make sure not to have any of these in your aquarium. Yet, it is possible of for snappers to live with other fishes as long as they are equal temperament and size or larger. Lastly, feed it a varied diet of meaty frozen foods.