Painted frogfish - Antennarius pictus
Species Name: Antennarius pictus
Synonyms: Antennarius pictus, Lophius histrio, Lophius pictus, Lophius chironectes, Antennarius chironectes, Lophius variegates, Chironectes verus, Chironectes leprosus, Antennarius leprosus, Antennarius polyophthalmus, Lophiocharon horridus, Antennarius oligospilos, Antennarius oligospilos
Common Names: Painted frogfish
Family: Antennariidae (Frogfishes)
Order: Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max.Size: 30.0 cm / 11.8 inches
Origin: Western and Eastern Indian Ocean,
Western Central, Eastern Central, Northwest and Southwest Pacific
Company: Antennarius pictus (Painted frogfish) is not suitable to keep with small fishes.
Aquarium Setup: Antennarius pictus (Painted frogfish) is equipped with its own fishing a gear; an illicium (line) and esca (lure), which it uses to lure prey into its mouth with. Because of this hunting technique,painted frogfish prefer an aquarium where it can stay hidden amongst rubble and coral.
Food: Antennarius pictus (Painted frogfish) eats finfish, bonyfish and nekton. Provide your specimen with live food, or train it to eat fresh/dead foodstuffs from a wiggled feeding stick.
Breeding: We do not have any information about Antennarius pictus (Painted frogfish) breeding in aquariums.
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