Cant find any ropefish

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    The fish bug bit me awhile ago and I decided to get some rope fish but cant seem to find any. I phoned over 20 petshops near me with no luck. If any one maybe know or have seen some please let me know. I would like to get 4 young ones.
     
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    Are you looking for polypterus? I know of a LPS that has small ones
     
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    HI there nope looking for Erpetoichthys calabaricus
     
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    Ah ok nope havent seen any, some people refer to polyptrus as ropefish as well thats why i asked
     
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    @kameelperdza,

    Have you tried any of the sponsors.

    In the UK, their availability seems to be seasonal - you see them on offer for a month or two, and then none for a few months after that.
     
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    Hi @Reedfish I did phone a few but they cant help either.
     
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    I would give it a few months and then try again.
    As I say, they tend to be seasonal here too.
     
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    Hi @Pezulu I just phoned then. The one in Bluehills have only 1 in stock.
     
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    Pity about that.
    They had a few, so may have been sold.
     
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    City pets in Lambton, Germiston had some a week or so ago, bit far from you though...
     
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    HI @Jwh thank you they do have in stock but courier cost is a bit high.
     
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    @kameelperdza,

    They are much happier in groups.
    So if you can, try get 3 or 4.
     
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    Will surely do. I'm planning to get 4. Thanks again
     

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