Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29
  1. #1
    Pacu ironmunki's Avatar
    Usergroup
    MFK members
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    in limbo
    Last Activity
    01-20-2011 3:07 PM
    Posts
    976

    Rainbow Wolfish = Red High Fin Wolffish

    I've seen this discussed in several threads on different websites but the information has been contradictory and confusing. Are rainbow wolffish and red high-fin wolffish the same? As far as I can tell both are atleast the same species, E. Erythrinus, but is one a sub species? I've asked around at several lfs in my area and none of the owners, but one, had even heard of a red high-fin! They all knew the rainbow and common but thats it. I'm looking for a smaller wolffish, under 10" or so, that won't just sit around the bottom of my tank waiting to be fed. When ever I see mention of an active wolffish its mentioned in the same post as the red high-fin. Are all the lfs in my area just ignorant or are rainbows and red high-fins the same?

    Man, if snakeheads were legal to purchase in MD my life would be so much easier, LOL.

    Thanks in advance.
    polypterus senegal x2, polypterus delhezi, polypterus endlicheri, hoplias malabaricus, hoplias sp. black xingu, channa lucius

    "Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay it's price." - Sun Tzu





  2. #2
    Pacu ironmunki's Avatar
    Usergroup
    MFK members
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    in limbo
    Last Activity
    01-20-2011 3:07 PM
    Posts
    976
    I've only found one store in my area that even has wolffish and they only have one rainbow. Before I purchase I'd like to have all the facts. Thanks.
    polypterus senegal x2, polypterus delhezi, polypterus endlicheri, hoplias malabaricus, hoplias sp. black xingu, channa lucius

    "Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay it's price." - Sun Tzu



  3. #3
    Wels Catfish killerfish's Avatar
    Usergroup
    MFK members
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    colorado
    Last Activity
    02-07-2012 5:34 PM
    Posts
    6,040
    yeah there the same fish and there eazy to care for but i've heard there not to much more active then normal wolfs but stil more active just get lights that are low and it should move more these fish are active just at night

    and we all wish we could have snakeheads hopefully its only a matter of time before the goverment realizes that all 29 species don't need to be banned and only a few species in certain places need to be banned but stupid people think all fish are the same
    LEGALIZE snakeheads
    R.I.P Greenaveli June 13 1980 - March 31 2008



  4. #4
    Wels Catfish vamptrev's Avatar
    Usergroup
    MFK members
    Real Name
    Trev
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Chesterfield MI
    Last Activity
    Yesterday 8:21 PM
    Posts
    7,094

    yo yo yo

    yes they are the same. mine were very active, and always hungry.
    Pm Me For Pure Bred Leopoldi And Leopoldi/Henlei hybrid Pups Avail



  5. #5
    Pacu ironmunki's Avatar
    Usergroup
    MFK members
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    in limbo
    Last Activity
    01-20-2011 3:07 PM
    Posts
    976
    Cool, I will the rainbow up today then. Thanks.
    polypterus senegal x2, polypterus delhezi, polypterus endlicheri, hoplias malabaricus, hoplias sp. black xingu, channa lucius

    "Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay it's price." - Sun Tzu



  6. #6
    Pacu ironmunki's Avatar
    Usergroup
    MFK members
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    in limbo
    Last Activity
    01-20-2011 3:07 PM
    Posts
    976
    Got my new lil' 4.5 inch rainbow yesterday. He seems to really be enjoying his new home in my 55 gallon community tank. I know he is a killer by nature but so far he is getting along famously with his tank mates. I have 6 tiger barbs, 3 yoyo loaches, a red tailed black shark, a columbian shark and two small danios. Since yesterday the little wolffish has eaten about 5 or 6 rosy red minnows and few ghost shrimp but has not attacked any of my other fish. He allows one of my crazy loaches to lay up against him sometime. Right now he is happily swimming around the tank looking happy. Hard to believe I'll soon have to separate him from the rest. How long before he turns mean? Also are there any fish I can keep with him in a 55g? A guy at the pet store suggested a Gar. I'm thinking he said this because the common wolves hang out at the bottom mostly and gars stay up top.
    polypterus senegal x2, polypterus delhezi, polypterus endlicheri, hoplias malabaricus, hoplias sp. black xingu, channa lucius

    "Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay it's price." - Sun Tzu



  7. #7
    Wels Catfish vamptrev's Avatar
    Usergroup
    MFK members
    Real Name
    Trev
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Chesterfield MI
    Last Activity
    Yesterday 8:21 PM
    Posts
    7,094

    yo yo yo

    he will most likely be ok with other fish of the same size. they can get very aggressive though, and a 55gal would make it pretty easy for him to catch a tankmate if he got hungry enough.
    Pm Me For Pure Bred Leopoldi And Leopoldi/Henlei hybrid Pups Avail



  8. #8
    Datnoid aro-man's Avatar
    Usergroup
    MFK members
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    .....thats a good question....
    Last Activity
    02-13-2013 12:48 AM
    Posts
    372
    Right now i have mines with a bichir, bgk, and afer knife. He gets along fine with them. The wolf will actually come to the front and wait for me to feed him. I would make sure the gars bigger, just in case.
    must...make...more...room...for....tanks.....



  9. #9
    Goliath Tigerfish jelly's Avatar
    Usergroup
    MFK members
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Herts, UK
    Last Activity
    01-29-2014 12:41 AM
    Posts
    1,491
    This is the problem with common names, They get applied to many fish.

    As I understand it they are different fish.

    Rainbow applied to both Ery. Sp. Peru and Ery. Ery.

    and Hifin to Ery. Ery.
    http://www.hoplias.webs.com -
    Hoplias aimara x 2, Hoplias curupira x 2, Hoplias lacerdae Sao Francisco, Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus, Ery sp. Peru, Erythrinus sp. tahuayo river

    http://www.thesnakeheadforum.com
    Channa barca, Channa Sp. 'Galaxy Blue', Channa aurantimaculata, Channa panaw, Channa bankanensis



  10. #10
    Pacu ironmunki's Avatar
    Usergroup
    MFK members
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    in limbo
    Last Activity
    01-20-2011 3:07 PM
    Posts
    976
    aro-man how big is your wolf and his tankmates and how long have you had that set-up?
    polypterus senegal x2, polypterus delhezi, polypterus endlicheri, hoplias malabaricus, hoplias sp. black xingu, channa lucius

    "Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay it's price." - Sun Tzu



Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. 9/7/08-9/14/08 STOCKLIST
    By N-E Cichlids in forum MFK Marketplace : Buy and Sell
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-27-2009, 1:27 PM
  2. FL. MFK'rs!! What's for sale in FLORIDA
    By Camshaft Ramrod in forum MFK Marketplace : Buy and Sell
    Replies: 284
    Last Post: 02-04-2009, 11:05 PM
  3. 9/7/08-9/14/08 STOCKLIST
    By N-E Cichlids in forum MFK Marketplace : Buy and Sell
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 09-11-2008, 8:06 PM
  4. 8/31/08-9/7/08 STOCKLIST
    By N-E Cichlids in forum MFK Marketplace : Buy and Sell
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 09-04-2008, 5:25 PM
  5. Feb. 2006 Raffle part 2
    By neoprodigy in forum Contest Archives
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: 02-19-2006, 11:19 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •