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Proof that frogfish are the ultimate eating machines

By Leonard Ho - Posted Feb 02, 2017 09:00 AM
If you don't like watching fish eating other fish (and especially if you love pufferfish), then don't watch this video ... because it's of a frogfish eating a HUGE pufferfish, whose puffing defense proved no match for "The Mouth."

It's sad to see the demise of the poor pufferfish, but you have to admit its impressive what will fit through a frogfish's mouth.  They have evolved to be supreme ambush predators capable of eating animals twice their size thanks to their hyper elastic stomachs and protruding jaws.  In fact, their jaws create a strong suction when they strike, drawing in their prey.  Frogfish literally inhale their food.

If you're interested in keeping one of these fascinating creatures, just keep in mind this video when you select tankmates.  Frogfish are safest kept alone.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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