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Family: Polypteridae
Species: Erpetoichthys calabaricus
Common Name: Ropefish, Reedfish
Size: Up to 36" (91.4 cm)
Habitat: Africa: Ogun River mouth in Nigeria to Chiloango River in Congo Brazzaville .
Min Tank Size: 90 Gallon with lots of places to hide using rocks and driftwood.
Diet: Carnivorous, preferring live and meaty foods such as frogs, fish, crabs, shellfish, insect larvae, beefheart.
Behavior: Peaceful.
Water: Temperature of 72 to 82°F (22.2 27.8°C), pH 7.0 dH range: 5 - 19.
Care: Easy, good filtration and frequent water changes.
Communities: Good with fish of similar size, but smaller fish would be eaten.
Suitability: Good for all, with care for size potential.

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