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Mangrove Snapper (Lutjanus griseus)

Mangrove Snapper (Lutjanus griseus)

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Mangrove snappers (Lutjanus griseus), also commonly referred to as gray snappers, are native to the east coast from Massachusetts to Brazil, however adults are rare north of the Carolinas. They are a common "Gulf Stream stray" and are often carried by the Gulf Stream current as fry and deposited throughout the summer in coastal waters up the east coast. It is thought that they do not survive the winters up north, which explains why specimens found north of the Carolinas are typically juveniles. They are a popular sportfish and common table-fare throughout their range and are farmed by several aquaculture operations worldwide. While mostly associated with marine and brackish waters there are few populations existing in freshwater. 

Their presence in the aquarium trade is limited however these beautiful fish can adapt to a wide variety of salinities and make for active and beautiful additions to larger aquariums and ponds. I've had a lot of fun keeping juveniles of this species and have found them to be very curious and personable fish, especially when kept in multiples. 

Currently available animals are field-collected and have been through a preventative quarantine and treatments as necessary. 

Care Level: Beginner-intermediate. 

Salinity (SG): 1.004-full marine. 

Diet: Primarily carnivorous, feeding on various aquatic invertebrates and small fish. Not picky in aquarium and will except a variety of foods. 

Adult Size: Up to 35” is possible, although they typically don’t exceed 16”. 

pH: 7.4-8.5

Water Temp: 60-80F

Other Care Preferences: While this species can survive in freshwater, brackish or marine conditions are likely ideal long-term. 

NEVER release your fish into the wild or stock public waterways without permission from a government agency!

*We are a licensed dealer and propagator of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and fish in the state of Pennsylvania. All of our native and game fish (including bullfrogs, northern green frogs, and their tadpoles) come from licensed dealers and propagators with proof of receipt (available upon request to government agencies only). We WILL NOT under ANY circumstance sell any herptiles or fish collected from the commonwealth of PA, so please do not ask!*

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