Rope fish – a fascinating creature

Everything about rope fish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus) is uncommon – its behavior in a tank, appearance and even its name. It has several ones: ropefish (or rope fish), reedfish, snakefish. But all these names denote one and the same fish.

It is interesting to watch rope fish in a tank, easy to keep it but you should bare in mind that its tankmates must be average or large sized. Rope fish takes smaller fish species as a food, since it is a predator fish by its nature.

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Bichir fishes an archaic-looking fish, it resembles a real ancient dragon

Not every fancier of tank fishes has met bichir fish. Though, those who have will never be able to forget this unique and extraordinary fish, no wonder that its second name is dragon bichir.

In this article you will read about bichir fish care, feeding and how to choose its tankmates. Unfortunately, it is quite complicated to describe each genus of the fish separately, but in general they have almost the same requirements as for care and keeping in a tank.

Only the fish size imposes some restrictions. Because some species are unsuitable to keep in a home aquarium due to their large size.

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Chinese Algae Eater (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri)

Chinese Algae Eater (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri) is not very large tank fish, that will help its tank owner to deal with algae in it. This is what we know from the theory, however, things are a bit different in the real life.

After being a tireless tank cleaner in its youth an adult CAE species changes its gustatory preferences and starts to fancy live food as well as it can even start to nip scales from its tankmates.

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