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Ropefish Erpetoichthys calabaricus

Category: Bichirs & Reed Fish

Size: 16-20cm

Price: £14.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 1 in stock



Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 16-20cm

Erpetoichthys calabaricus (Ropefish)

A long, eel-like fish, greenish above and orange below. The ropefish has a number of small dorsal fins on the back, tiny pectoral fins, and no pelvic fins. It swims in an eel-like way close to the bottom except when it comes to the surface to gulp air.

Because this fish likes to jump and can slither through tiny gaps, it must always be kept in a securely covered tank.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Very sociable, this species should be kept in small groups. It is basically nocturnal, and likes to hide in a cave or hollow ornament during the day, usually with just the head protruding as it watches things going on in the tank. Once settled in it will become active during the day and can become quite tame.

Diet in the wild consists of insect larvae, aquatic invertebrates, and small fish. In captivity bloodworms, mysids, and other small frozen foods will work well.

A nice, friendly fish that needs a little care but can be very rewarding.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution West Africa, Niger Delta
Temperature 24-28C
Size Up to 90 cm
Water Parameters Neutral water conditions preferred
Water PH 7.0