Saltwater Aquarium Anglerfish
Anglerfish are marine fish that attract prey by dangling a fleshy, bait-like appendage (the esca) in front of their heads. The appendage, which resembles a fishing pole, is attached to the end of the dorsal fin's foremost spine (the illicium), which is separated from the rest of the fin.The angler fish can catch impressively large prey since it is equipped with a jaw capable of distending, thin and flexible bones and a stomach that can be heavily expanded. The combination of these features makes it possible for the anglerfish to swallow and digest fishes twice its own size.
Striated Angler Fish Antennarius striatus The Striated Anglerfish, also known as the Striped Angler have unusual body artwork and earthtone colorations. It easily will blend with their surroundings by using its chameleon like abilities to change color tones to be more like the surroundings they are close to. A good reef dweller, these Anglers are a hardy aquarium member but not recommended for beginners. The Striated Angler will catch its meal of a small fish or invertbrate by becoming part of the surroundings and waiting for an unsuspecting meal to come by. Then they will quickly make a meal of the passerby. They require large amounts of live rock in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium. These fish are very inactive, but make sure to provide a suitable sized aquarium for them as they grow to full size. When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. For a good diet they need to be feed feeder fish and shrimp. Reef Safe An angler may eat any small inhabitants of the aquarium (bothe crustacean and fish) that is drawn near its mouth by its lure. Moderate 3 Hours Minimum 2" to 4" $189.99
Yellow Angler Fish Antennarius maculatus The Yellow Angler, which you will also hear called the Wartskin Anglerfish, will be some shade of yellow. Whatever color it is, you can count on it will change, as they try to blend with their surroundings. It easily will blend with their surroundings by using its chameleon like abilities to change color tones to be more like the surroundings they are close to. A good reef dweller, these Anglers are a hardy aquarium member but not recommended for beginners. The Striated Angler will catch its meal of a small fish or invertbrate by becoming part of the surroundings and waiting for an unsuspecting meal to come by. Then they will quickly make a meal of the passerby. They require large amounts of live rock in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium. These fish are very inactive, but make sure to provide a suitable sized aquarium for them as they grow to full size. When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. For a good diet they need to be feed feeder fish and shrimp. Reef Safe An angler may eat any small inhabitants of the aquarium (bothe crustacean and fish) that is drawn near its mouth by its lure. Moderate 3 Hours Minimum 2" to 4" $189.99
Black Angler Fish Antennarius commersoni The Black Angler, which will be a jet black color with white spots on its body in varied places. Whatever color it is, you can count on it will change, as they try to blend with their surroundings. It easily will blend with their surroundings by using its chameleon like abilities to change color tones to be more like the surroundings they are close to. A good reef dweller, these Anglers are a hardy aquarium member but not recommended for beginners. The Striated Angler will catch its meal of a small fish or invertbrate by becoming part of the surroundings and waiting for an unsuspecting meal to come by. Then they will quickly make a meal of the passerby. They require large amounts of live rock in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium. These fish are very inactive, but make sure to provide a suitable sized aquarium for them as they grow to full size. When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. For a good diet they need to be feed feeder fish and shrimp. Reef Safe An angler may eat any small inhabitants of the aquarium (bothe crustacean and fish) that is drawn near its mouth by its lure. Moderate 3 Hours Minimum 2" to 4" $189.99