Common Name(s)
Reedfish, Ropefish, Snakefish
Scientific Name
Erpetoichthys calabaricus
Family
Polypteridae
Origin
West Africa
Temperament
Peaceful.
Maximum Size
36 inches
Minimum Tank Size
150 gallons
Tank Setup
A densely planted aquarium with driftwood and a soft substrate is ideal.
Tank Region
Bottom.
Diet
They are carnivorous and will not usually eat dried foods. Meaty frozen or live foods such as prawns, earthworms, bloodworms, mussel, etc. are good for them.
Breeding
They haven't been bred in captivity.
Compatibility
They are peaceful with most fish, but they shouldn't be trusted with fish that fit in their mouth.
Ease of Keeping
Moderate.
Care
ph: 6.0-7-5, Temperature: 73-86 degrees Fahrenheit
Can live for 10-20 years with proper care.
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