Painted Frog Fish

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Painted Frog Fish

This species is known as Painted Frog Fish and the correct latin name is Antennarius pictus. It belongs to the Frog Fish family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful fish.

Painted Frog Fish can grow up to 20 cm what is approximately 7 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 2400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 372 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Painted Frog Fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

Painted Frog Fish picture

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

Painted Frog Fish, picture 2

Painted Frog Fish, picture 3

Painted Frog Fish, picture 4
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