Angler in 10 gallon tank?

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  1. OurCoralReef

    OurCoralReef Guest

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    So what are your thoughts on keeping a angler (something that would stay small like a warty max 4”)

    in a 10 gallon tank plumbed into a large display

    Being a fish that needs to be alone because it will eat or be eater by others

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Ibn

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    It's possible. Norman (Mr. Ugly) did that in the past by keeping the angler separate from the others by plumbing it into a larger system.
     
  3. OurCoralReef

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    The question is
    Is a 10 gallon too small
     
  4. Mr. Ugly

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    Frogfish are not very active. 10 gallons could work if the main system has good water quality. Keep the nitrates low.

    I had a breeding pair of New Guinea frogfish spawn 5 times in 7 gallon Minibow. I did daily large water changes from the main system though.
     
  5. OurCoralReef

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    So essentially it was like it was plumbed into the display
    Did they produce allot of waste
    What did you feed
     
  6. jorahx4

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    Why so frequent water changes?

    And why low nitrates?


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  7. Mr. Ugly

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    They are ambush predators that eat every few days. When they eventually poop, it can be big.

    Initially, I fed live ghost shrimp, then frozen ghost shrimp, then chunks of frozen shrimp/fish from the supermarket and chunks of gel cubes.

    Impale the food on a piece of fishing line attached to a feeding stick. Start with live food and you can trick/train them to take frozen.
     
  8. Mr. Ugly

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    Water changes to maintain the best water quality possible since the tank volume was so small.

    Supposedly, anglers don’t do as well when nitrates are high.
     
  9. OurCoralReef

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    Thanks
     
  10. Wlachnit

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    I feed mine store bought shrimp and silversides off of a stick....every 4-5d or so. Mine is in a much bigger tank but he shares it with a Toby Puffer and a Longnose Butterfly.
     

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