The reedfish has a maximum total length of 90 centimetres but usually 40 cm in a fish tank.

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The Ropefish lives in the demersal, freshwater, brackish, pH range: 6.0 - 8.0, dH range: 5 - 19, depth range 0 - m environment.

i am thinking on getting a ropefish or maybe a bichir for my 125. the only problem is that i have a draf pike in the tank which is around 3-4 inches. More

Ropefish need lots of hiding places. They like to move and hide among the plants and rockwork. They are mostly nocturnal fish, but will sometimes come out into the open during the daytime. More

Ropefish ( common name ) let's test your knowledge! Erpetoichthys calabaricus ( fish name )slovensky , français Share pictures of your fish! Upload them now! * Maximum size in aquariums (min-max): 75 - 90 cm ( More

Common names for the ropefish are dragon fish, reed fish and snake fish. Ideal temperature should be between 22-26 More

Deceased ropefish that jumped out yesterday. Not so cute. LA Pic Our ropefish mouth is large enough to eat chunks of nightcrawlers (and neons). LA Pic Some people think ropefish nose projections make them look "snaky. More

Ropefish can grow to 15 inches or longer in the aquarium. A Member is feeding them frozen bloodworms in addition to the fresh food, so I guess you can go either way. More

Another webpage I found with information on Ropefish is This page has a tremendous amount of good information. Well worth the time to read. I hope you're all set now. Don't forget to sign the guest book. More

* Ropefish In Action, Watch These Eel Like Freshwater Fish Do Thei 01:48 Ropefish In Action, Watch These Eel Like Freshwater Fish Do Thei 22-Jan-08 More

Ropefish, Reedfish, Snake Fish, Snakefish, Dragon Eel Synonyms Calamichthys calabarica, Calamichthys calabaricus, Calamoichthys calabaricus, Calanichthys calabaricus, Erpetoichthys calabaris, Erpetoichthys robbianus, Herpetoichthys calabaricus, More

Ropefish is the "odd-fish out" in body plan with the rest of the Bichirs, indeed looking for all the world like a snake, reed or rope. It's serpentine body is tubular eel-like and lacks pelvic fins. More

cuz my ropefish got it. ive been medicating with Maracide for the recommended time and then used Maracyn 2 also as recommended. More

Common names

Adagba in Yoruba (Yorùbá)
Agbaroko in Izon
Bano in Hausa (‫هَوُسَ)
Bichir kalabarský in Czech (česky)
Bichirek úhorovitý in Czech (česky)
Fenål in Swedish (Svenska)
Flösselaal in German (Deutsch)
Käärmekala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Korotuwugboru in Ijo
Lakisa in Yoruba (Yorùbá)
Mujanjé in Other
Munjonjô in Other
Muyonjô in Other
Ogboro in Ijo
Öronål in Swedish (Svenska)
Panserål in Danish (dansk)
reed in English
reedfish in English
ropefish in English
Sailfin in English
Snake Fish in English
snakefish in English
Woyi in Yoruba (Yorùbá)
苇栖多鳍鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
葦棲多鰭魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Picture of Erpetoichthys calabaricus has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial.
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Order : Polypteriformes
Family : Polypteridae
Genus : Erpetoichthys
Species : Erpetoichthys calabaricus
Authority : Smith, 1865