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Old 01-16-2006, 09:18 PM   #1
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Snappers and Groupers

I have a smaller tank I plan on putting a small 1 1/2 inch emperor red snapper and possibly a baby panther grouper the same size. I know these are very hardy fish, and I have kept many groupers before, but no snappers.

How comparable are they in care and behavior?

How would they be as tank mates?

Also, how fast do they grow?
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:02 PM   #2
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When you say smaller I ohpe your not refering to the 10 gal you posted the skilter question about. If so than you should know better since you say you have kept many groupers. Even a baby grouper is to big for a 10 gal tank. Let alone adding another giant bodied fish to the tank. As im sure you already know they will outgrow the 10 gal within a very short time. My guess will be in about 4 months depending on feeding.

http://species.fishindex.com/species...r_grouper.html

MIN TANK SIZE 250

http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Spec...ary.php?id=178

And given the potenal size of the snapper I would say an equivlent size tank for it.
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:07 PM   #3
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Ohh beleive me I know this!

I have a 150 with a 12 inch panther grouper and a 6 inch v-tail, and I have a new 200 with nothing in it that I cannot set up until I complete my move into my new house!

The grouper and the snapper will both be living in one of the larger tanks once I get it set up in about 4 or 5 months. This is only a temporary home for these baby fish until I can move them into the larger tank.
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THe best advice I can give is to wait till you move to get them then. Its not worth their physical well being to be crammped up in such a small box when you can just wait till your ready.

Its not like they are teh last young grouper and snapper left.
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Thanks for the advice, I worked out a deal with the guys at the fish place, I just spent 1000$ on a new tank from them and they know my situation, so they let me purchase the fish and I paid 15 $ extra a peice to pay for food and he will keep them there until I have the bigger tank setup.

Thanks for the advice.

I havent seen to many aquarium snappers....are there any other types sold besides the emperor red?
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thanks for thinking of the fish!
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