Tadpole is a Frogfish, a Hairy Frogfish, to be specific. He’s also the first Frogfish fishfluencer. Below is his viral TikTok that has already stacked 7.5 million views and 1 million likes in just one week. But by the expression on Tadpole’s face, he’s not in the mood for his newfound fame.
A frogfish is a unique species of marine creature known for their distinctive froggy-fishy appearance. They have a stocky, short, and compressed body, and their texture and color often resemble the surrounding environment—such as coral, sponges, or rocks—to help them blend into their habitat, making them masters of camouflage. These bottom-dwellers have a modified dorsal fin, known as an illicium or “fishing rod”, which is tipped with a fleshy bait that they can move to lure their prey. Despite their somewhat comical appearance, frogfish are voracious predators, exhibiting an incredibly fast strike speed. They are found in the tropical and subtropical regions of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
For more about Frogfish and Tadpole, check out the TikTok below.
While his main hobby is sitting and looking grumpy.
He does like to rip around his tank occasionally.
And sometimes he takes a break from being grumpy and gets angry instead.
Tadpole’s human also breeds Clownfish, aka Nemo from Finding Nemo.
WARNING: Fish pellets won’t do for Frogfish – They’re hunters. And Clownfish is Tadpole’s favorite snack.
And Tadpole’s cat roommates are lucky he doesn’t grow legs and chase them around their home!
While it’s fun to enjoy and joke about Tadpole, his human reminded her followers to not take it all too seriously.
Make sure to follow @tadpolethefrogfish on TikTok.