Originally Posted by linksyz
How big does your tank have to be to hold one of those anglers? And how the heck did you get one?
Really it depends on how much other stuff you are going to have in there. I hesitate to get drawn into the "tank to small, you're overstocked argument". That being said my opinion would be for an angler of this size I would recommend at least a 55g. They are not active at all, and don't need a lot of room to swim, but since they are big eaters, they are kinda messy. This is why a bigger tank would be easier, not as much water degradation from messy eating and big poops.
I have been wanting one of them for a while and had my LFS
keeping their eyes out for me for a good size one. I did not want a small one like I had seen in the past. They called me when it came in, and held it for me til they made sure it was eating and healthy. The hard part with Anglers can be getting them to eat anything, let alone frozen. This guy is a champ, he will even eat pellets which is unheard of.
I have some cool videos of him eating, but not really sure if there is a way to post them here?