Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
The Angler can range in color from tan to gray to brown. Their body can also change color to blend with the surrounding environment over time. They require large amounts of live rock in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of places to hide and swim. These fishes do not cause any harm to corals and are moderate to care. The Colored Angler may act peacefully toward other fish.
An Anglers are small fishes with large globose heads. They can be distinguished from other anglerfishes by the three extended dorsal fin spines on their heads. They are mostly bottom-dwelling fishes that are well camouflaged; they employ the first dorsal spine as a fishing lure to attract prey.
An Anglerfish has a head of enormous size, broad, flat and depressed, with the remainder of the body appearing merely like an appendage.
When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. The Angler should be given feeder fish and shrimp, but do not overfeed as the Wartskin may stop feeding.