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Old 01-07-2005, 01:19 PM   #1
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Monkfish in a home aquarium?

my cousin is a fisherman and says there are monkfish left and right when there out there. now for all of you who dont know what they look like here is a pic.......

now he said he could get me a baby monk and i have a vacant 175g tank... i wasnt sure if its been done or is possible i dont know what they would need to live. also there cool because they have a light on there head to luer fish near there mouth so when u shut the lights off it would light up haha
so what do you guys/girls think??
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Old 01-07-2005, 01:39 PM   #2
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Are these deep water fish?
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Deep, cold water fish. Would be hard to keep. Plus the fact that they can reach 3"+ in length would make it a bad candidate for captivity. IMO
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I was thinking they might have a hard time living in an aquarium due to the pressure difference. As well as light depending on how deep they live. I tried to search for some info on them and found tons of recipes, but nothing really about the fish itself. I still think it would be a bad idea either way due to the colossal size this fish can get to. Some things are better just left in the ocean.
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**** it would be cool to keep though. guess ill stick to Piranha-fury and my pygo schoal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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