Striated Angler


Scientific Name: Antennarius striatus
Family: Antennariidae
Color: tan, brown

Fish Care

Fish Diet: Carnivore, live food
Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Reef Safe: With Caution
Minimum Tank Size: 30
Max Size: 8"
Relative Care: moderate


Striated Anglers, sometimes called tiger anglers or frogfish, are ambush predators that do best alone, but can be housed with similar fish like scorpions. They should not be housed with other predators that are the same size or smaller than they are. Some anglers have been reported to consume streamlined fish like wrasses twice their length. They need to be provided with live foods like live shrimp and live saltwater fish several times weekly, but some anglers learn to eat frozen foods from a stick. Provide a minimum of a 30 gallon aquarium, but remember this fish is a messy eater and produces a lot of waste, so frequent water changes are needed. They won’t consume corals, but will eat any shrimp, crabs, or invertebrates that will fit in their mouth.