Shaggy angler - Antennarius hispidus
Species Name: Antennarius hispidus
Synonyms: Antennarius hispidus, Chironectes hispidus, Lophius hispidus
Common Names: Shaggy angler
Family: Antennariidae (Frogfishes)
Order: Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned Fishes)
Max.Size: 20.0 cm / 7.9 inches
Origin: Atlantic, Southeast and Western Indian Ocean,
Northwest, Western Central and Eastern Central Pacific
Company: Antennarius hispidus (Shaggy angler) is not a suitable companion for small fishes.
Aquarium Setup: Antennarius hispidus (Shaggy angler) is equipped with its own fishing gear, consisting of an illicium (line) and esca (lure). They use these to lure fish into their mouths. Because of this, Shaggy anglers like an aquarium set up that allows it to stay hidden amongst rubble and coral.
Food: Antennarius hispidus (Shaggy angler) must be given live food, or trained to accept fresh/dead food from a wiggled feeding stick.
Breeding: We do not have any information about how to breed Antennarius hispidus (Shaggy angler) in aquariums.
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