Malcolor Niger - Grunts Sweetlips - Macolor niger - Macolor Snapper Sweet lips
Malcolor Niger - Grunts Sweetlips The Malcolor Niger - Grunts Sweetlips is also known as Macolor Snapper and Black and white snapper. It is usually a plain bluish grey above and paler below. It has dark fins. The head of Malcolor Niger may have a reticulated pattern of pale bluish lines. Its flesh is firm textured and contains very little fat. They are valuable and well-regarded food fishes Malcolor Niger comes from the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. It is a salt water fish. I Malcolor Niger occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo West and Central Pacific. In Australia it is known from off north-western Western Australia and from the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef and Queensland The Malcolor Niger is a high maintenance fish. It needs good experience as aquarist to keep this beautiful fish. Malcolor Niger grows quite big in size if adjusts itself in the aquarium. The Malcolor Niger prefers a tank of at least 200 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim. Malcolor Niger is reef compatible. Malcolor Niger is fairly hearty and a fairly good eater, once settled in the aquarium. The trick is to get it to eat enough food to survive until it acclimates to its environment. As an initial offering, live foods, such as very small feeder guppies might work best. Malcolor Niger can also be fed on meaty foods such as: frozen silver slides, squid, mussels, and krill. Malcolor Niger may act semi aggressively toward other fish that are small. It may eat very small tank mates that fit in its mouth. Malcolor Niger is compatible with same or like species and may even school in larger aquariums. Malcolor Niger fish is reef compatible and is a fairly good shipper. It is advisable not to keep more than one Malcolor Niger per aquarium. It needs lot of swimming space. Malcolor Niger does not adjust well with fluctuations in temperature, salinity and pH of the tank. Hence proper attention should be paid about proper tank conditions while keeping Malcolor Niger Maximum Size:
The Malcolor Niger grows up to 26 inches General Size Specifications:
The small size will come to you generally 2 to 3 inches; the medium generally 4 to 5 inches; the large generally 6 to 7 inches Minimum Tank Size:
The Malcolor Niger prefers a tank of at least 200 gallons with plenty of places to hide & swim. Water Conditions: Keep water quality high (SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78Á F). Habitat:
Range: Indo-Pacific, Fiji. Diet:
The Malcolor Niger is a carnivore and likes to eat variety of meats, black worms or live mysis, shrimps.