Red/Orange Angler



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The Colored Anglers can range in color from a vivid red to a deep orange coloration. Their body can also change color to blend with the surrounding environment over time. They require large amounts of live rock in a 20 gallon or larger aquarium.

When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. An angler may eat any small inhabitant of the tank (crustacean or fish) that is lured into its mouth with the use of an esca (modified first dorsal spine) that looks like a small, tasty fish. It will accept most meaty meals including feeder fish.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4, dKH 8-12
Max. Size: 6"
Color Form: Black, Orange, Red
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Family: Antennariidae

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Johnny July 10, 2010 at 6:58 pm

i would recommend doing a dedicated tank for these as they are quite fun to watch. the anticipation as you watch a feeder fish get closer to it and then watch it disappear into it’s mouth instantly is something you will probably never get tired of.

not for beginners but for advanced fish hobbyist that want something unique and challenging.

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