Angler in 10 gallon tank?

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by OurCoralReef, May 17, 2018 at 11:30 AM.

  1. OurCoralReef

    OurCoralReef Guest

    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

    Ibn Supporting Member

    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

    OurCoralReef Guest

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

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    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

    OurCoralReef Guest

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

    jorahx4 Supporting Member


    Why so frequent water changes?

    And why low nitrates?


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  7. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    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

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    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

    OurCoralReef Guest

    Thanks
     
  10. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    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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