Help feeding Antennarius maculatus!

Mentat

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Got me a baby (1.25 in. tip to tip) frogfish, Antennarius maculatus, yesterday and it's currently in a plastic reptile breeding box inside one of my QT tanks. This AM went through 4 small gut-loaded live ghost shrimp (1/2 to 3/4) in. pretty quick. Even with a nicely rounded belly, it was sizing-up with great interest the gobies outside his cage :frog:.

Is that amount of food good or should I feed less or more? Also, every how often should I feed it (daily, every other day, weekly)? Plan is to get him eating for a week or so and then start working toward taking frozen following steps discussed by Reene in other threads. Currently reading "The Frogfish Files" http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=613227&highlight=frogfish; but that is a huge thread and would appreciate if members with frogfish experience share their thoughts. Thank you!
 

namxas

Things With Stings R Us!
pix, or it didn't happen...hehe

depending on how much you feed the fish, 2 or 3 times a week is PLENTY. with the meal you mentioned, twice is fine.

best of luck with the little guy...
 

Mentat

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pix, or it didn't happen...hehe

depending on how much you feed the fish, 2 or 3 times a week is PLENTY. with the meal you mentioned, twice is fine.

best of luck with the little guy...
Thanks for info Greg, you and Renee have helped a lot of members here who keep the smaller & odd predators. During my search (forums new engine is better) found this thread with more feeding info http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1717679. Also, looking forward to read Renee's article and the monster thread "The Frogfish Files."

Antenita's (name all my fish :rolleyes:) pix??? Wow after seen your fish photos, mine are so amateur. Still, took some this afternoon and here they are. Not to bad considering I'm using a camera mounted flash and that going through glass and plastic, had to use manual focusing.

Antenita's cage has worked out great, with a large feeding trap door on top (with flash).

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Favorite hanging out place, under a fake anemone or something like that (with flash).

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Close up of little one (bit over an inch tip to tip), can see details of fishing lure and big mouth (with flash).

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No flash to appreciate Antenita's true coloration.

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Now to wait a few days and start feeding training.
 
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