Angler Fish Tank

Red Angler Fish

Range: Indian Ocean to the center of the Pacific Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean along both coasts
Diet: Carnivorous
Length: Up to 9 inches
Life Span: Up to 24 years

The Red Angler Fish has an esca, a worm-like lure on the top of its head, that it will wave and attract unsuspecting prey. As soon as the prey comes close enough, the angler will use a powerful sucking mechanism to devour it whole.

Red Angler fish mimic coral and sponges to blend in with the environment. The pectoral fins are angled in such a way that allows them to “walk” on the sea bottom and keep a stable position for ambush.