Show off your ANGLER FISH!

Discussion in 'Predatory Fish Discussion' started by soggytees, May 7, 2015.

  1. philfree

    philfree Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    204
    Location:
    Humboldt NorCal
    Have had him for a few months. He's about 3 1/4 inches. Still eating only gut loaded ghost shrimp, but at least freshly killed ghost shrimp. Still in the process of trying to get him on frozen. Occasionally ill throw in a small damsel for him to have, just he can get the nutrients he needs that he otherwise wouldnt get from ghost shrimp.
    12190862_842068679245861_7654666355770003348_n.jpg
     

  2. Lionfish Lair

    Lionfish Lair Renee R2R Supporter Reef Squad Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Messages:
    8,804
    Likes Received:
    8,693
    Location:
    California
    I've never really had any trouble converting anglers to frozen.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  3. LetItReef

    LetItReef Valuable Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2014
    Messages:
    2,349
    Likes Received:
    861
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    does it nip/eat your Corals?
     
  4. Lionfish Lair

    Lionfish Lair Renee R2R Supporter Reef Squad Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Messages:
    8,804
    Likes Received:
    8,693
    Location:
    California
    Anglers won't hurt your coral.
     
  5. DeniseAndy

    DeniseAndy Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2011
    Messages:
    2,845
    Likes Received:
    2,458
    Location:
    Milford, Ohio
    How big of fish do they eat? I will have some fish about 3 inches in size. Too small to house with these guys? I have thought of one on and off for years. Had a leaf fish in his own tank I loved till he carpet surfed because I was dealing with kids and left his lid open.
     
  6. hatrix11

    hatrix11 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2015
    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    43
    Run shrimp run! It's a trap! There's no laundry in there!
     
  7. Lionfish Lair

    Lionfish Lair Renee R2R Supporter Reef Squad Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Messages:
    8,804
    Likes Received:
    8,693
    Location:
    California
    This is why I've never kept my anglers in anything but a single specimen tank.

     
  8. DeniseAndy

    DeniseAndy Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2011
    Messages:
    2,845
    Likes Received:
    2,458
    Location:
    Milford, Ohio
    Ya, after reading just a tiny bit, they are definitely a species only type of fish. Man, if I could convince my hubby.
     
  9. Scorson

    Scorson Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2013
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Tampa
    ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1449969001.869201.jpg

    Was black and about an inch long when I got Mangler the Angler. Now he's 5 inches and orange! By far my favorite fish I've owned!
     
    DeniseAndy likes this.
  10. Lionfish Lair

    Lionfish Lair Renee R2R Supporter Reef Squad Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Messages:
    8,804
    Likes Received:
    8,693
    Location:
    California
    Well, hello there!
     
  11. Scorson

    Scorson Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2013
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Tampa
    I like showing the whole body but this is my attempt at being artsy...
     
  12. oneyedfish

    oneyedfish Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    21
    ImageUploadedByREEF2REEF1450885151.965319.jpg
     
  13. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2012
    Messages:
    22,565
    Likes Received:
    16,886
    Location:
    Ontario, California
    I LOVE ANGLERS! Let's see more of these guys!
     
  14. lion king

    lion king Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2016
    Messages:
    1,768
    Likes Received:
    1,426
    My old guy in a reef, and my new little guy I decided to do "living color" fake corals.

    IMG_20140701_154056.jpg

    IMG_20160722_214325.jpg
     
  15. tomtom2245

    tomtom2245 Well-Known Member Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2016
    Messages:
    644
    Likes Received:
    465
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Here's my guy!

    IMG_3113.JPG
    IMG_3309.JPG
     
    DeniseAndy likes this.
  16. JaimeAdams

    JaimeAdams Valuable Member R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2015
    Messages:
    2,869
    Likes Received:
    3,615
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    They are so awesome.
     
  17. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2012
    Messages:
    22,565
    Likes Received:
    16,886
    Location:
    Ontario, California
    I'm loving these angler pics! Let's see some more!
     
  18. K. Steven

    K. Steven Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2015
    Messages:
    580
    Likes Received:
    729
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Are there recommended retailers for anglers?
     
  19. lion king

    lion king Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2016
    Messages:
    1,768
    Likes Received:
    1,426
    If I were to buy one online, I would only get it from Divers Den. There they are at least feeding it live ghost shrimp before they are sold, and they are actually eating. Many times the anglers will not have eaten, maybe even since they had been collected; and will never eat. A reputable source is very important for the survival of these guys.
     
    K. Steven likes this.
  20. lion king

    lion king Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2016
    Messages:
    1,768
    Likes Received:
    1,426
    He gets cuter every day

    004.jpg
     
    K. Steven likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
Loading...