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  • Angler, Shaggy White

Angler, Shaggy White

Product Description

Product Description

The shaggy frogfish grows up to 20 cm (7.9 in) in length. Like other members of its family,it has a globulous, extensible body, and its soft skin is covered with small dermal spinules. The skin can also be adorned, but not systematically, with cutaneous appendages reminding one of hairs. Its large mouth is prognathous and allows it to gobble up prey as large as it. The coloring of their bodies is extremely variable because they always tend to match their living environments. Frogfishes have the capacity to change coloration and pigment pattern in few weeks. However, the dominant coloration goes from yellow to brownish-orange, passing through a whole range of related nuances. Their bodies and fins can be endowed with roughly parallel, dark stripes, some radiating outward from the eye. The belly is free from stripes. The first dorsal spine, called illicium, is modified and is used as a fishing lure. Its extremity is endowed with a characteristic oval esca composed of a multitude of slender filaments in a tuft. This lure is a way to separate easily A. hispidus from Antennarius striatus, which presents similar physical characteristics (stripes, coloration, cutaneous appendages)and with which it is often conf(more...),

Minimum Tank Size

50+ gallons

Care Level

Intermediate

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Water Conditions

72 - 80F (22 _ 27C), 1.020 - 1.026, 8.0 - 8.5

Max Size

8 inches (20 cm)