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Old 05-27-2015, 11:06 AM   #31
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went to the store yesterday and he had this guy on hand for $125;
a wartskin frogfish, he is about 2";

He said they only eat live bigger live foods such as feeder/ghost shrimp, small goldfish or guppies. He said they would pretty much ignore things like brine shrimp and worms.

So if you get one are you prepared to feed it live fish?
If so maybe set-up a small brackish tank with a few female and one male black molly.
The reason I suggest them over guppies is because the mollies will live in salt water for a long time and not die within a few minutes. That gives the angler more time/opportunity to feed.

I know in the store we used to use them occasionally to get stubborn saltwater guys to eat.

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Old 05-27-2015, 11:13 AM   #32
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I've heard they can be trained by waving the frozen foods around in front of them.

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Old 05-27-2015, 11:25 AM   #33
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I've been doing some light research so far and it appears that alot of people have had success with frozen food, but only after feeding live foods. Apparently you do wiggle the food on a stick or in one case I read an actual fishing line with the frozen food on it.

I am really really gonna go to an lfs today, lol, in fact I am prepping to leave shortly. I am gonna pick this owners brain a bit and see what he says. I figure on actually buying it from a different store but that's in the opposite direction for today's activities. lol

I checked out Live Aquaria for some info and they have ones for like $50 or so but they aren't that colorful. I know the one store I go to has their own diver so he tends to get some really cool and odd fish. BUT I don't know the origin of these fish so not sure if that will be of any help.

I think after dealing with my mandarin and scooter and getting them on frozen/pellets that I am up for the challenge of this particular fish. Does anyone know if you can have a pair of them? Do they have to be mated or will any boy/girl combo do?
I haven't seen that info in any of the things I've read.
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I hope you had fun at the LFS and found out some good information! Unfortunately, I don't know about the pair...That's cool about the LFS having a diver, talk about hand picking fish!

Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
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