The black and white snapper, Macolor niger, is a species of snapper native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. It is an inhabitant of reefs, occurring in large schools along steeply sloping substrates at depths from 2 to 90 m (6.6 to 295.3 ft). Juveniles are typically striped, changing in complete black when adult. The black and white snapper is solitary when juvenile, but forms large schools as adults. They feed on crustaceans and small fishes.


Additional Information

Minimum Tank Size:

300 gallons

Reef Compatible:


Water Conditions:

72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025