Completely-aquatic and certainly among the most bizarre snakes available, these stout (note the name – “Elephant Trunk”!) brutes look tough but are actually as demanding as the most delicate tropical fishes where water quality is concerned! But those with the expertise to meet their exacting needs can ask for no more interesting a challenge than the care and (hopefully!) breeding of these little-studied fish-eaters. Due to their uniquely-raised scales, Elephant Trunk and Wart Snakes are often sold as File Snakes. The unrelated, terrestrial African File Snakes are therefore also included here.