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Old 10-20-2013, 10:58 PM   #41
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But then you've got it's predatory habits to contend with. And I still do not condone putting them in anything lower than 125 gallons but I do see your point.
They only get to be 3'... I say the minimum for them is 40g. 55g+ is a reasonable size.
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:02 PM   #42
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Yeah I see your point.
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:03 PM   #43
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I'm sorry but my ropefish is the farthest thing from predatory! I've tried feeding it live food and its absolutely terrified of it. I also agree that it doesn't need a huge tank. Their bodies are actually pretty small and its not like they array some huge bulbous Oscar.
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Well I knew someone who had a 150 gal with a ropefish, some other small bichirs and some other big fishes and he always talked about the rope and the bichir eating shrimps.
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Eating shrimp doesn't make something predatory.
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:04 PM   #46
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Eating shrimp doesn't make something predatory.
This.

Shrimp are just naturally food.
Good to know that I shouldn't invest in fancy shrimp, though.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:16 PM   #47
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Yeah if you are going to have shrimp you need to be really careful of fish choices
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:59 AM   #48
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I haven't heard anyone with a elephant nose in a community tank that hasn't ended poorly.
Back to the elephant nose idea I do t see anything wrong with it as long as you are ready to feed frozen foods each day. To help getting him to eat befin feeding him some live black worms mixed with frozen blood worms. thats what i did. Just make sure when picking one out it is nice and healthy and ask about his history at the store. I've had mine for over a year now with rainbows a red tail shark. Some peacock gobies. Glass cats and even Cory's. mine is such a pig at feeding time I sometimes feed every other day because he gets so insanely fat.
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