Rope fish feeding

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    Anyone have any luck with these guys lately.
    LFS has a few and would like to give them a try again.
    Need to find a food source that they will happily take to.
    Any recommendations?
     
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    Mine ate Hikari sinking pellets, and frozen foods, prawn, hake, tilapia etc
     
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    What fiah do you keep them with? Have omega one shrimp pellets but will stock up on different kinds.
    Have you tried any live foods?

    Will also need to make the tank escape proof.
     
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    Kept them with Polypterus, cichlids, tinfoils, arowana etc.
    Yes, you will need to ensure you have a tight fitting lid, especially where pipes enter.
    Have fed live earthworms, I know they grabbed the odd cricket from time to time
     
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    Really nice fish to keep.
    They are happier in groups.

    Mine took a while to get eating. Eventually got them to take blood worm.
    And once they started eating that, then moved on to small pieces of fish, small pieces of prawn, and eventually even small carnivore pellets and Prima.
     
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    The tank i want to add them to, I was planing on moving over(currently in a smaller cube) some dwarf rainbows and 2 clown loaches.
    At the moment there are 2 ancistrus, pair of kribs, some cories and khuli loaches(not too worried as they are quite big already)
    You think they will be fine together?

    Yeah will have to make plan with a lid of some sorts, dont want anything bulky though.
    Tank is drilled for a sump, overflow wont be a problem but the return comes over a brace.
    Then there is the light unit, which is currently resting on the tank.
    Concern is adding a lid as is and having heat issues.

    I plan on getting a group of them, just need to sort out the lid and find a reputable place that has(if any) as the LFS they at I do not trust.
    Will definitely use blood worms to get them to eat and feed a variety afterwards.
     
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    Once they settle down, they are easy. Might take a while to get them eating, but once they do, they are fun fish to keep.

    Yes, a tight fitting lid is essential
     

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