Deep Sea Fish Tricks – Ultrablack Color and Fusion Mating

it’s no secret that deep sea fish are some of the most bizarre species on the planet but the more we learn about them, the weirder the story becomes. Two of the ways that the strange fish of the deep…

These Cute Monster Eggs are from the Psychedelic Frogfish

The Psychedelic Frogfish (Histiophryne psychedelica) is one of the weirdest fish, ever found in the ocean and it is considered as the Holy Grail of Underwater Macro Photography. The Psychedelic frogfish is not only an insane looking fish, but it’s…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: The Wartskin Anglerfish

The wartskin anglerfish is a secretive and interactive fish that requires you to get your hands wet almost every day. Contrary to its personality, their colors are composed of a vivid array of oranges, yellows, oranges, reds, greens, pinks, browns,…

The Striated Frogfish: a Great Choice for the Oddball Fish Aficionado

Marine aquarists who are drawn to cryptic species with unusual morphology rather than bright colors might want to give the striated frogfish (Antennarius striatus) a second look. Actually, depending on the system it’s kept in, it may be necessary to…

The Fantastic Fishing Gear of Antennariid Anglerfishes

As someone who enjoys a day on the water fishing, I have to give a tip of the hat to the various anglerfishes (a.k.a. frogfishes) of the family Antennariidae. These incredibly cryptic fishes make us human anglers look like rank…

Quality Marine’s blue frogfish is absolutely astounding!

Blue Frogfish. If we told you nothing else about this fish and simply wowed you with this picture, that would be enough. If someone told us they had seen or heard of blue frogfish (anglerfish), we’d have told them to…

True Facts About The Angler Fish from a hilarious video

We’ve all watched short documentaries about marine life on YouTube, and in many cases we can’t get enough (Blenny Hunters anyone?) but this video was done in a different light. Hilariously funny with dumb facts that makes  you realize just…

Frogfish carry their spawn in the weirdest place, on their sides

If you didn’t already think that marine life had the weirdest strategies for ecological survival already, this picture of a lady frogfish carrying her eggs ought to reinforce that notion. We’ve long known that some frogfish of the family Antennariidae…

Histiophryne pogonius frogfish has a face only a marine aquarist could love

Histiophryne pogonius is a newly described species of anglerfish which is expertly camouflaged for habitats of coralline algae and sponge. Related to the sensational psychedelic frogfish, Histiophryne psychadelica, the new Histiophryne pogonius is especially lumpy in form, even for a frogfish,…

Histiophryne psychedelica: Psychedelic frogfish has no lure and it doesn’t swim

What do you get when you cross a human face with an anglerfish and a beach ball? You get a psychedelic frogfish with forward facing eyes that prefers to bounce around over swimming.  The freaky flat anglerfish we first told…