My First Ropefish Any Suggestions

Discussion in 'Oddball Fish' started by Fishyguy87, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. Fishyguy87New MemberMember

    So I got a ropefish last week hes eating and loving the tank first time owning one i have a 65 gallon wide and tall love the tank I have live plants 3 Angel's 1 Mexican dwarf lobster 1 twig catfish and 7 platys and 3 rummy nose tetras but I'm noticing that he is really active during the day and swimming all over the place is that normal but then he goes and hides in the corner which I know they it normal for the rope fish to be this active durning the day

  2. BichirKeeper84Valued MemberMember

    They can be. They are social fish though and if you feel you have the room is highly suggest getting a couple more. With it being new it's not surprising to have this activity level but in time it may become more reclusive without friends.

  3. Fishyguy87New MemberMember

    But the thing is it scares my other fish lol
  4. BichirKeeper84Valued MemberMember

    I would imagine he'll calm down.

    Do you have a secure lid? They are expert escape artists and can escape through the smallest of holes
  5. Fishyguy87New MemberMember

    No where for him to escape all glass on top :)
  6. BichirKeeper84Valued MemberMember

    What about around your filters
  7. Fishyguy87New MemberMember

    It's all tight

    I posted pics of my tank and fish
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  8. BuganjimoWell Known MemberMember

    Along with getting some more ropefish, get more rummynose’s too. They’re schooling fish.
  9. IHaveADogTooWell Known MemberMember

    Hey I don't know very much about ropefish, but I do know those rummynose tetras are a schooling fish. Being in a group of only 3 is probably contributing to them being scared. They are a safety in numbers kind of fish. Did you used to have more and some didn't make it? You should really get some more of them. It will make them feel happier and more secure, and you'll get to see some really cool schooling behavior from them.
  10. Fishyguy87New MemberMember

    I had 5 now only 3 but they not scared of any other fish my platys and angel fish r scared of the ropefish which I find weird
  11. BichirKeeper84Valued MemberMember

    Your ropes may eventually try to make a snack out of the rummys. They are carnivores in nature and most ropes are wild caught.

    I'd consider replacing them with a larger schooling fish

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