Video: Wartskin anglerfish at TMC Bristol

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TMC has some Wartskin anglerfish (Antennarius maculatus) in stock at its Bristol branch.

This fish gets its name from the warty protuberances on its skin. It has a lure or esca, shaped like a small fish, with which to entice its prey. Also known as the Warty frogfish, this is an ambush predator, known to eat fish almost its own size, so take care with tankmates. They tend to do better in tanks containing live rock.

Most antennariid frogfishes are from the shallows and many have evolved to blend with the bright colours of coral reefs, so although they may stand out like a sore thumb in the shop, they’re masters of disguise on the reef.

This fish reaches around 15cm/6" and needs a tank of 90 l/20 gal. or more.

For more info on these fish see The Definitive Guide to Frogfishes.

 

Please note that TMC supplies to the trade only, however if you see something you like, your local dealer may be able to get it for you.

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