These fishes belong in the Order Perciformes and Suborder Percoidei as members of the Family Lutjanidae (Snappers) which include 5 Subfamilies, 21 genera with about 125+ described species.
Even though there are over 200 species (described and undescribed), only a few are suited for the large home aquarium. Often difficult to get them to begin eating in captivity, require much swimming room, e.g., at a minimum a 500 gallon aquarium, and do not ship well. They eat a wide variety of meaty foodstuffs, including worms, shrimp, and small fishes. Once acclimated, they are hardy animals and non-aggressive to anything not small enough to be eaten.
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Suitable for Reef Aquariums
NOT Suitable for Reef Aquariums
Suitable for Fish-Only Aquariums
NOT Suitable for Fish-Only Aquariums
Avoid this nuisance species!