Monkfish in the aquarium
Many public aquariums in the world, including in our country contain these unusual vivid exotic fish. The angler (Antennarius maculatus) or yellow angler, monkfish, or fish-the pedestrian is more like a piece of coral than a fish. And it is not cheap — from 100 to 180$ depending on size, although they are available and for keeping privately, subject to appropriate specialized conditions.
Although the sea devils and appreciated for its unique appearance and stamina, but these fish are not easy to maintain for a number of reasons, therefore not recommended for beginner aquarists. Try to begin to engage in breeding angelfish, and among them there are so many interesting varieties. But in captivity monkfish often refuses to eat or on the contrary become very fat because of her insatiable appetite when it perecherkivaet. Monkfish in the aquarium usually contain alone, since it is able to eat all of even twice its size, including their kin, and even a potential partner.
To feed the angler prefers ambush, waiting for unsuspecting fish or crustacean, to start with in the aquarium have to run a live feed to induce monkfish. Therefore, most likely would have to first catch him a fish for lunch. But to overfeed anglerfish because they may stop eating altogether. Spawning in captivity is possible, but breeding them is very difficult, when the content of couples having problems. Reproductive behavior is still not fully understood. In addition, fish larvae require extremely tiny live food in the form of plankton, and they must be protected from other predatory fish.
In the aquarium sea angler can change over time, to change its vivid colors, which they get at the initial stage when buying, especially if placed in an empty and boring environment, in contrast to the bright surroundings of coral reefs to which they are accustomed. Therefore, the fish remained in the form required and the appropriate design of the aquarium.
The yellow color can vary quite widely, from brown to red, from yellow to purple or white. This ability to quickly change color to blend in with the environment inherent to all anglers. Well he will feel among artificial coral reefs or ledges in the aquarium at least 20 gallons.