Fire eel (Mastacembelus erythrotaenia) resembles a true eel, that’s why the fish got its name. However, this fish has nothing in common with eels despite its snake like body and pointed snout. This is a renown tank and commercial fish.
Black ghost knifefish (lat. Apteronotus albifrons) is one of the most unusual freshwater fishes that you may encounter in amateur aquariums. The fish has nocturnal habits. During the day time it is rather timid and quite often stays in a shelter on a tank bottom.
Everything about rope fish (lat. 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 species.
It is interesting to watch 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 by its nature.
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 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.