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Old 11-24-2006, 09:36 AM   #1
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Antennarius striatus - Splitlure Frogfish

Been a while since I visited these shores, and in the absence I drifted from freshwater to saltwater, aided no end by the desire to own frogfish.

Here for all your delights is my Antennarius striatus or splitlure frogfish. These are known for eating anything that fits in their mouth, including other fish of the same species and the same size.

Here he is when I first got him:





And this is what he has grown into:









And here is a vid of him scoffing down a prawn when he was a bit smaller. Now he takes down whitebait about the same length as himself.



And for anyone wondering just how frogfish manage to eat such comparatively large prey, here is a photo I stole from another forum with a view few see and ever return from:

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Looks nice. Great pics
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VERY cool looking fish!!!
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Wow, neat pictures!
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What a spectacular fish. How long have you had him? Where do they come from.

Thanks for the pictures-I'm very, very impressed.
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I have had him since around May, so somewhere around the 6 month mark now.

According to Reef Fishes Volume 1 (by Scott W. Michael) they naturally inhabit waters in the Western Atlantic (New Jersey to Brazil), Eastern Atlantic and Indo-Pacific (from South Africa to the Society Islands, north to Japan and south to New Zealand and Australia).

A. striatus has been reported at depths from the surface down to 218m (709 feet). When Pietsch and Grobecker did they amazing piece "Frogfishes of the World" in 1987, over 86% of the 92 specimens were found in water at least 33 metres deep

On another better note, I managed to purchase today a close relative of this fish, Antennarius hispidus so expect a few photos of the new addition before long.
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Awesome, thanks for sharing.
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Beautiful fish and awesome video. Thanks for sharing.
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Well, I promised some of the new one, and here are some pics

And also took a couple more of this gorgeous beasty:


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That is probably just about the coolest fish I have ever seen. They look a tad similiar to Lionfish. I wonder if they are distant relatives?

Congrats on those two....spectacular!
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