My First Ropefish Any Suggestions

Fishyguy87
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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 do..is it normal for the rope fish to be this active durning the day
 
BichirKeeper84
  • #2
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.
 
Fishyguy87
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
But the thing is it scares my other fish lol
 
BichirKeeper84
  • #4
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
 
Fishyguy87
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
No where for him to escape all glass on top
 
BichirKeeper84
  • #6
What about around your filters
 
Fishyguy87
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Buganjimo
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Along with getting some more ropefish, get more rummynose’s too. They’re schooling fish.
 
IHaveADogToo
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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.
 
Fishyguy87
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
I had 5 now only 3 but they not scared of any other fish my platys and angelfish r scared of the ropefish which I find weird
 
BichirKeeper84
  • #11
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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