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ANTENNARIUS PICTUS or painted pescatrice Frog

Latin name
Antennarius Pictus
Common name
Painted pescatrice frog
Principle 20 cm. In Aquarius beginning from 8/10 cm.
Values of the water
Temp. 28/30 Densit 1018/1022 PH 8.4

Strangest fish pertaining to the family of the Antennaridi, coming from from the Indian ocean and the Pacific ocean; of medium dimension, sturdy and relatively socevole.

Bluff body, tondeggiante, ricopero from one skin knot, with least tubercoli, often covered from alghe incrostanti; enormous mouth, revolt towards the high; dorsal and anale fins nearly atrophied, like pure the tail fin, fins chest straps lengthened, come used like legs in order to move on the bottom, when forced to swim are helped with water jets expelled through gills; the first beam of the deeply transformed dorsal fin: distaccato from the remaining beams it assumes in tip the shape of a group of vermetti and comes churned from the fish like a decoy in order to attract the small fish that constitute its nutriment.

Red or tawny livery of color, with a series of dark spots encircled from a halo devout clearly, many rassomiglianti to the pori of sponges; the not constant color and pu to vary, camouflage, to second of the bottom on which the fish it is leaned, generally praterie of sponges or ascidie, that they represent of fact preferred its abitat; to times on the still devout skin they are attacked of I placed to you limestone or of the alghe rendering the camouflage effective.
Sturdy fish, adapted to the cohabitation with similar or devout fish the great but not with fish little devout small of he.

Difficult to acclimatize, he would be advisable to acquire exemplary gi perfectly acclimatizes to you; once very acclimatized carnivorous, nutre of small fish one only deeps freeze you that they must be approaches you its mouth.

It needs of a small bathtub, in proportion to its dimensions, in how much it does not swim gladly, with many shelters and hiding places; with water very filtered and aereata.

Enough resistant to the diseases, it suffers instead for the excessive values from nitrates and phosphates and for the low PH, in the which case begins to lose the colors; they are therefore advisable partial changes with sifonatura of the bottom, regular treatments with ozone and regular additions of oligoelements and vitamins.


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