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Wartskin Angler

Greek Name: Antennarius maculatus

$119.99

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Sometimes referred to by the name of Warty Frogfish or Wartskin Frogfish The Wartskin Angler is aptly named as it resembles the shape of a piece of coral. The colors of the Wartskin can vary greatly, ranging from reds to browns yellows, purples and white. It can also be chameleonic, capable of changing color in order to blend with the surrounding environment.
A reef-loving fish The Wartskin loves perched on coral ledges, and needs at minimum 20 Gallons. It is the Wartskin Angler is a hardy aquarium member , but isn’t recommended for novices.

 

The Wartskin feeds on ambush, waiting for a crustacean or fish to pass through before advancing to grab and swallow the victim completely. The Wartskin is known to devour fish that are nearly identical to its size. When it is first introduced to an aquarium tank, fresh saltwater shrimp are recommended to attract the fish to devour. The Wartskin Angler is recommended to be fed shrimp and feeder fish however, do not feed too much since the Wartskin could cease eating.

 

Approximate Purchase Size: Tiny: 3/4″ to 1-1/4″ Small: 1-1/4″ to 2″; Medium: 2″ to 3″ Large: 3″ to 4″

Category:

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Pink, White, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

With Caution

Water Conditions

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

Max Size

4"

Origin

Indonesia

Family

Antennariidae

Minimum Tank

20 gallons

Description

General information on Wartskin Angler

The Wartskin Angler can be appropriately named, and appears more like a stone or piece of coral. The colors of the Wartskin can vary in a wide range, from reds to browns, white to purples, and yellows. It is also able to alter color in order to blend into its surroundings. It is a good coral dweller The Wartskin loves perching on coral edges. It is Wartskin Angler is a hardy aquarium fish, but is not recommended for novices. The Wartskin feeds through ambush, waiting for a fish or crustacean passing by, and then lunging forward grabbing and eating the victim completely. The Wartskin has been observed to eat fish that are nearly identical to its own size and live foods.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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