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tangy 11-11-2007 10:25 PM

New Ropefish
 
As soon as I spotted this beauty I had to get it, they are one of those fish that dont really come around here often. He/She is close to a foot in lenght and is quite a gentle giant. It fits in perfectly with the bichir. Both always get a bit wild over their blood worms, but other than that they are pretty much getting along fine. As soon as I get the chance to finally get that 29 gallon up and running they will be properly housed. :D
Do forgive the poor quality snapshots. The phone I was using was lent for a little less than 3 minutes so I was in a hurry :?
http://fishforum.com/userpix/1939_fbdzb_1.jpg
http://fishforum.com/userpix/1939_vew_1.jpg

Note my Bichir. He was literally in this position for the whole 25 minute acclimation process. Must have been curious :lol:
http://fishforum.com/userpix/1939_rw_1.jpg

Finally, I got the chance to take but 1 pic. But u can see the bichir is no match for this guys lenght. His tail extends out of the shell :shock:
http://fishforum.com/userpix/1939_gre_2.jpg

And if u notice Steve and Hana here, I had to remove them from the big tank to keep them from munching on my plants. R.I.P long lost bushy plants :P

Lupin 11-11-2007 10:59 PM

Nice pickup.:thumbsup:

Daz 11-12-2007 02:31 AM

Very tidy JNR, Quite a nice collection now. :D

willow 11-12-2007 02:38 AM

going well,hope they get on. :)

Gump 11-12-2007 02:39 AM

Nice fish.

The-Wolf 11-12-2007 02:47 AM

unlike other Polypterids, ropefish/reedfish are gregarious and should be kept in groups. kept alone they often pine away and stop eating.
I suggest that you get at least 2 more as soon as possible.

other than that the requirements are the same as other Polypterids, in that
they need a good tight fitting lid and that all holes are blocked up to prevent them 'carpet walking'

MegK 11-12-2007 09:17 AM

its cute :)

tangy 11-12-2007 11:05 PM

Thanks guys. I found out it was female so thats cool. I have a lid, and as soon as I get that 29 going, ill be shure to get another 2-3. More piky-wickys (during remodeling for maximum caves):P
http://fishforum.com/userpix/1939_gr_1.jpg
http://fishforum.com/userpix/1939_untitled_3.jpg
http://fishforum.com/userpix/1939_grbw_1.jpg
http://fishforum.com/userpix/1939_a_2.jpg
Her size never ceases to amaze me :shock:
http://fishforum.com/userpix/1939_vr3_2.jpg

comando489 11-15-2007 04:37 PM

I would get 2 more of them. They look a lot better in groups.

SeaSerpant 12-15-2007 06:28 PM

:nicefish:


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