The Red Emperor Snapper is a compact and powerful fish with a large head. With its rusty red body color and three thick broad white vertical bands, it makes a beautiful fish in the home aquarium. The Red Emperor Snapper has a total of 11 dorsal spines and 15 dorsal soft rays. The Red Emperor Snapper grows pretty fast and eats ornamental crustaceans in the aquarium that makes it unsuitable for a reef tank. As a juvenile, it likes to school with other Emperor Snappers, but as an adult, it should be alone in the tank.