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Striated Angler
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Striated Angler (Antennarius striatus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Tan
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 65-75° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 8½"
Origin South China Sea, Sri Lanka
Family Antennariidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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The Striated Angler Fish, also known as the Striped Anglerfish, 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.

A good reef dweller, the Striated Angler Fish enjoys perching on coral ledges and requires a tank of at least 30 gallons.

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 devour fish nearly equal to its own size.

When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. A diet of feeder fish and shrimp should be provided. Do not overfeed as the Striated Angler Fish may stop feeding.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 4"

Customer Testimonials

Clayton S Congerville , IL
I am very pleased with this fish. When i got it looked healthy as could be. It only took a day before it came out of its hiding place and it is the most interesting looking fish i have ever seen. I am deffinitly coming back to this website to order more fish. IMPORTANT: this fish will eat other fish it's size and smaller... i had a clown fish and a 2 dragonets that were a little smaller than it and it ate all three. Remember to feed it! and be careful to add the right fish with it.
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