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whalejuice 07-03-2011 04:38 AM

reed/ropefish questions
i have a new 55 set up, medium/heavily planted
i have a few questions about rope fish
i know they are escape artist and im not to sure if i wana tape up my tank so what if i leave my water level 3-4 inches low would that be okay?( i do have a hood with only a few cuts made for filter's/heater
also ive been waiting 3 weeks or so for all my plants to root into the substrate will the ropefish pull them up with careless swimming? because that wil get old real fast
and yes i do have a hiding place made for him out of a purpose broken flower pot
also i hear they enjoy snails? is this true?(i mean to eat them)

mattfishgeek 07-03-2011 01:55 PM

hi, ive never really had problems with them pulling up my plants. Tbh they spend most of their time under a piece of bogwood. You will still need to secure your lid, they can jump very well

kattty 07-07-2011 01:51 PM

Yes mine is also in a planted tank..I've never had any problems..and this is going on 2 years now...I wouldn't worry to much, but all species have their own personalities attached to a general specific species behaviour to each their own..I wouldn't worry about the plants though.

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