In this first part of a new series featuring the babies of the S.E.A. Aquarium, we bring you deep into the aquarium to check out the latest addition to the ever-growing family – the baby frogfish.
At 2 months old and measuring just 1cm, these baby frogfishes still have some way to go before reaching their eventual size of 10 to 15 cms. Arun Aloysius, the aquarist responsible for bringing up the 60 baby frogfishes, says that they don’t go to their prey, instead it’s the other way round.
Although predators by birth, frogfishes can indulge in their laidback personality because they are blessed with a luring organ, which is usually shaped like a rod. The lure attracts prey and brings them within striking distance. Arun adds that because of the luring organ, frogfishes are not active swimmers.
They are also known for its hearty appetite. When they are in the mood, they can gobble up fishes twice their size. But for the young ones, Arun feeds them live shrimps only twice a day to prevent overeating.
Visit the frogfishes at the S.E.A. Aquarium today and see if you can catch them in action.