Rope fish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus)

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.

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Bichir fishes

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.

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