Angler Fish Tank
Red Angler Fish
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.