Lutjanus apodus
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Facts

Latin name Lutjanus apodus
Common name Schoolmaster snapper
Family Lutjanidae - Lutjanus
Origin The Mexican Golf, West Atlantic
Max length 67 cm (26.4")

As aquarium fish

Minimum volume 2000 l (528 gal)
Hardiness Unknown
Suitable for aquarium Unknown
Reef safe Unknown
Aggressiveness Unknown

Food

Unknown

Insufficient information

There is little available knowledge of this species, so there can be important information missing on this page.

Family description (Lutjanidae)

Snappers (Lutjanidae) are predatory fish, which normally live off fish and a wide range of invertebrates; typically crustaceans, but also snails, sea urchins, worms etc. They will mostly find their food on the bottom, and some species will blow in the sand to find food.

Unlike the other species, species in the Macolor, Pinjalo and Rhomboplites genera live of the larger kinds of zooplankton.

Snappers are generally fairly hardy, but are only suitable for very large aquaria. One should arrange the tank, with a large overhang or hole where they can hide.

References and further reading

About references

Scott W. Michael. 2004. Angelfishes and Butterflyfishes (Reef Fishes Series Book 3) TFH Publications / Microcosm Ltd. - (English)
Bob Fenner. Snappers, Family Lutjanidae - Wet Web Media - (English)
WWM Crew. FAQs about Snappers, Family Lutjanidae - Wet Web Media - (English)

Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2014. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (08/2014).

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