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Old 03-28-2007, 10:01 PM   #1
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oyster toadfish

someone dropped an oyster toadfish off at the pet store i work at ... i can't get him to est! he's been there since saturday, i've tried silversides, krill, feeder fish and damsels ... anything else i should know about him?

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Oyster toadfish are omnivorous and will feed on crustaceans, mollusks, amphipods, squid and juvenile fish including silversides, alewives, menhaden, smelt and winter flounder. The toadfish is an "ambush" feeder, hiding on the bottom and waiting for prey to approach, then snapping aggressively. It is not often taken as a gamefish because of its appearance and the difficulty it presents in handling it, but sometimes is sold as an aquarium species.
It is an omnivore. Common prey include crustaceans, mollusks, amphipods, squid, and other smaller fish.
Feeds mainly on small crabs and other crustaceans.
Im willing to bet you will have to feed it live crustaceans to excite its feeding.

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They also grow to about 12 inches.
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

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