The juveniles of the eight-stripe snapper have less vivid coloring than the adults and a black spot on the body. Its diet consists of small fish and crustaceans. Size: 35 cm.
The young live in groups; their —7 from that of adults, which are more solitary. They are bottom-feeders, often sifting the sand to capture small, live prey. In aquariums they can be gradually adapted to artificial food. They need a large tank with shelters.
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