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ropefish/reedfish tankmates???

Discussion in 'Polypterus' started by jakepittbull, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. jakepittbull

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    i have a ropefish currently in a 60liter quarintine tank with a purple goby, 2 chainlink loach. would it go in either of my other tanks, 190 liter community tank (smallest fish blue neons) or 400 liter community tank (bigest fish 14" paroon shark, 14" shovelnose,10" polly senagal):confused:
     
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    most likely will eat the neons, and be eaten by the shovelnose
     
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    any ideas on tankmates!
     
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    big angelfish work surprisingly well.
     
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    "Poor Mixers. Faster fishes eat their lunch. Larger fishes intimidate them. Rougher fishes bully them unmercifully. Ropefish have absolutely no way to fight back other than running and hiding. Luckily they have those tough ganoid scales. And since they eat small fishes on the night shift, you need to mix these guys carefully. Gouramis make a good mixer. Swords and moons tend to disappear."
    - http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Oddball, Ropefish.htm

     
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    thanks for the link, helpful!!!
     
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    You can always add Bichirs into the mix such as a Senegal or an Ornate:)
     
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    Some how my rope fish survived with my RTC when i had him. The RTC was just over a foot n the rope was about 11''. After i sold my RTC the rope fish was chewed up and spit out by my Guinean bichir that was half his length.
     
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    so maybe he could be ok with shovelnose and paroon, just want to give him more space than the 15g (2'x1'x1.5') hes in at the moment!!!
    he's 12"
     
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    he might be ok if he has a place to hide......
     
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