Striated Angler



The Striated Angler Fish, also called The Striped Anglerfish, is a part of the Antennariidae family. With a body made of stripes of brown and tan multiple projections give it an ornate look and feel as opposed to a fish. They will change their hue to blend in with its surroundings. An excellent reef dweller this Striated Angler Fish enjoys perching on coral ledges and needs an aquarium of at minimum 30 gallons. This Striated Angler Fish feeds by ambush, waiting for a fish that is not aware of it or a crustacean passing by before advancing forward, grasping and swallowing the victim completely. It is believed that the Striated Angler Fish has been reported to eat fish similar to its size. When the fish is first introduced into the aquarium Live saltwater feeder shrimp must be employed to attract this fish to devour.   Feeder shrimp and fish must be served. Be careful not to overfeed because it is possible that Striated Angler Fish may stop feeding.   Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 4"
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General info about Striated Frogfish The Striated Angler Fish is a member of the Antennariidae family. With a body of striped brown and tan, several projections give it more of an ornate rock-like appearance than that of a fish. These fish will alter its color to blend into its background, as can be seen in the above photo. The Striated Angler Fish feeds by ambush, lying in wait for an unsuspecting fish or crustacean to go by and then lunging forward, grabbing and swallowing the victim whole. The Striated Angler Fish has been known to attract prey and eat it nearly equal to its own size.
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6 lbs


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