Predatory Fish List

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  1. rayn

    rayn Bluefin Believer R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018

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    I am sure this will be on going, and if I forget or miss one just add it in.

    Humu picasso trigger...Rhinecanthus aculeatus
    Huma rectangle trigger...Rhinecanthus rectangulus
    Clown trigger...Balistoides conspicillum
    Bursa trigger...Rhinecanthus verricosus
    Undulate trigger...Balistapus undulatus
    Blue throat thrigger...Xanthichthys auromarginatus
    Pink tail trigger...Melichthys vidua

    Volitan lionfish...Pterois volitans
    Russells lionfish...Pterois russelii
    Pterois andover
    Fuzzy dwarf lionfish...Dendrochirus brachypterus
    Red eye lionfish...Dendrochirus barberi
    Zebra lionfish...Dendrochirus zebra
    Antennata lionfish...Pterois antennata
    Mombasa lionfish...Pterois mombasae
    Radiata lionfish...Pterois radiata
    Fu Man Chu lionfish...Dendrochirus biocellatus
    Bluefin lionfish...Parapterois heterura
    Sphex lionfish...Pterois sphex
    Peppermint lionfish...Dendrochirus bellus
     
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    rayn Bluefin Believer R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018

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    Waspfish

    Spiny waspfish...Ablabys macracanthus
    Cockatoo waspfish...Ablabys taeniantous
    Longspine waspfish...Paracentropogon longispinus
    Sailfin waspfish...Paracentropogon sp.
    Whiteface waspfish...Richardsonichthys leucogaster
     
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    rayn Bluefin Believer R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018

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    Stingfish

    Sea ghoul...Choridactylus multibarbus
    Caledonian devilfish...Inimicus caledonicus
    Spiny devilfish...Inimicus didactylus
    Filamented devilfish...Inimicus filamentosus
    Devil stinger...Inimicus japonicus
    Spotted stonefish...Inimicus sinensis
    Blue eyed stingfish...Minous trachycephalus
     
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    rayn Bluefin Believer R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018

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    Rhinopias

    Weedy scorpionfish...Rhinopias frondosa
    Lacey scorpionfish...Rhinopias aphanes
    Eschmeyer scorpionfish...Rhinopias eschmeyeri
    Ambon scorpionfish...Pteroidichthys amboinensis


    Here is a write up I did on these fish a while back....

    Well here is what I know and don't know all rolled into one.

    They are a member of the scorpianfish family and have the ability to envenomate fish or people. Their life span isn't known yet, but some say as little as 4 years, though this may just be in the aquarium housed ones. Once acclimated they are generally a hardy species. One of the big issues that seem to come from the early deaths, as in weeks to months, are possible bacterial infections. These are easily introduced through the common bag rub on the lower jaw. (Even just transporting mine for about a hour resulted in bag rub.) They seem to almost freak out while in a bag and are constantly trying to get out by jumping or swimming.

    Feeding is easily done with live food, though most can be trained onto prepared foods as well. If switching to prepared foods, a good mixture is desired to keep any liver issues down. Never feed fresh water fish as they don't have the necessary nutrients the salt water preds need. Silversides, salmon, or cod are all good choices.

    Tank choices are easy. They can be kept in a smaller tank, such as a 20 or 30, as they tend not to move much. They normally aren't swimmers and move around almost by walking on their pectorals. If going with a larger tank to add more fish, remember that they have large mouths and will readily eat anything they think will fit. Avoid adding "picking or grazing" fish as it may mistake the rhino for some type of algae or other food.

    While they are becoming more available in the hobby, they still are a rarity to find. Two main types are usually available. Rhinopias frondrosa and rhinopias eschemeyeri. The frondrosa has more of a weedy appearance while the eshemeyeri has a smoother appearance. There are four other species...aphanes, cea, argoliba, and xenops, though they are not seen in the trade usually. I have seen the prices of the eshemeyeri and the frondrosa fetch anywhere from 150- 1500 dollars per fish. Not a cheap fish for sure, but one that is a definite attention grabber and conversation starter.

    R Eschemeyeri
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    R Frondrosa
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    R Aphanes
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    further reading
    http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2003/5/fish
    http://www.divephotoguide.com/under...res/article/rhinopias-underwater-photography/



    *pics taken from google images
     
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    rayn Bluefin Believer R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018

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    Puffers

    Dog face puffer...Arothron nigropunctatus
    Porcupine puffer...Diodon holocanthus
    Spiny box puffer...Chilomycterus schoepfi
    Mappa puffer...Arothon mappa
    Stars and Stripes puffer...Arothron hispidus
     
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    tyler1503 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor

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    Here's my contribution :)
    I'm off coffee at the moment and my brain isn't functioning without caffeine so I'll flick through my books for some more when I'm a bit more awake.

    Waspfish.
    Common Fortescue - Centropogon Australis.

    Scorpions.
    Leaf Scorpionfish - Taenianotus Triacanthus.

    Grouper, Sweetlips and Grunts.
    Miniatus Grouper - Cephalopholis Miniatus.
    Striped Sweetlips - Plectorhincus Diagrammus
    Panther Grouper - Cromileptes Altivelis.
    Lineatus Grouper - Plectorhincus Lineatus.
    Spotted Sweetlips - Plectorhincus Chaetodonoides.

    Cowfish and boxfish.
    Cube Boxfish/Cubicus Boxfish - Ostracion Cubicus.
    Helmet Cowfish - Tetrasomus Gibbosus.
    Longhorn Cowfish - Lactoria Cornuta.
    Spotted Boxfish - Ostracion Meleagris

    Anglerfish/Frogfish.
    Striated Angler - Antennarius Striatus.
    Wartskin Angler - Antennarius Maculatus.
    Sargassum angler - Histrio Histrio.
     
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  7. muchocoral

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    halequin turk considered predator? my tusk eats my snails
     
  8. Ed Menard

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    I'd recommend adding eels as predators also)...had a few issues )
     
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    I think almost all fish can be considered predators to some degree and at some point in time in their life
     
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    Nice list, must've taken a while!
     
  11. 115lol

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    just got my red spot napper and man he is real predator, very quick and sharp
     
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  12. LadAShark

    LadAShark Active Member

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    Is this supposed to list all of the predator fish? Because I'm pretty sure that's gonna be really hard.
     
  13. rayn

    rayn Bluefin Believer R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018

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    No it's not. That's not the point. Point is to have a list of some press that come into the trade.
     
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    Hi never seen a fish as tough as this giant hawk fish. He beat up a miniatus grouper same size as him about 8 inches IMG_3080.JPG IMG_3079.JPG
     
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    I would not consider the blue throated triggerfish a predator because it is reef safe and does not eat small fish or clean up crew members.
     
  16. LadAShark

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    Not considering the blue throated trigger a predator is silly. It most definitely is a predator and will kill other fish if it feels like it. It’s only considered “reef safe” because it’s much less likely to go off than other triggers. I would say no trigger is truly reef safe.
     
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