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Sea Goblin (Inimicus didactylus)

The Sea Goblin or Inimicus didactylus upon first glance, looks a lot like a Stonefish or Frogfish with its many wart like appendages that helps it easily blend into its surrounding. This odd-looking saltwater fish grows to about 8" maximum, and is normally a variation of browns and reds. They are sometimes referred to as the Spiny Devilfish, Longsnout Stinger, Walkman or Bearded Ghoul.
Sea Goblins have a series of sharp venomous spines on their body and "legs" that it uses to walk across the bottom floor in search of food. They can be kept in an aquarium of at least 50 gallons or more, but are not the easiest to care for because of their dangerous spines. The following water conditions are recommended, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4 and sg 1.020-1.025. They are carnivores that should be fed a variety of foods including live feeder fish, feeder shrimp, glass shrimp and other meaty preparations.


Probably the coolest thing about these little fish isn't the fact that they can walk, it is their strange wing-like fins that are displayed. This really makes for an interesting addition to any saltwater tank! You can have a look for yourself in the video below...



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