Species Name : Lutjanus Quinquelineatus
Care Level : Moderate
Temperament : Peaceful
Color : Yellow, Blue
Diet : Carnivore
Reef Compatible : Yes (With Caution)
Water Conditions : sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size : 15"
Origin : Indo-Pacific Ocean
Family : Lutjanidae
Minimum Tank Size : 180 gallons
Blueline Snapper (Lutjanus Quinquelineatus), the five-lined snapper, blue-striped snapper, blue-banded sea-perch, five-lined seaperch or gold-striped sea-perch, is a species of ray-finned fish, a snapper belonging to the family Lutjanidae.
Lutjanus Quinquelineatus has a moderately deep body, its standard length being 2.3 to 2.9 times its depth. The upper part of the head is brownish but the overall colour of this snapper is yellow marked with 5 vivid blue horizontal stripes on flanks. There is typically a black blotch or spot on the upper posterior part of the body. Fins bright yellow.
Blueline Snappers can grow to an adult size of around 15 inches, and require a tank that is at least 180 gallons. Blueline Snappers are very social fish and like to be housed with a few other Snappers. They are pretty non-aggressive fish and should leave most similar sized fish alone.
Blueline Snappers are not considered to be reef safe, since they will eat all the essential inverts needed to keep a thriving reef tank. Blueline Snappers are carnivores and need a diet rich in meaty foods. Foods such as silversides, mysis shrimp, larger brine shrimp and krill are great for Blueline Snappers.
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