Acquired: Fish / pet store
Posted Aug 10, 2015
I never forget the day I went to the fish tank department of our local pet shop and
discovered a tank full of Ropefish. The tank was empty and they were swimming around in all their livelihood.
As I explained in earlier reviews, I was looking for fishes that look so interesting that I can observe them for a long time and forget everything around me. I knew immediately that I had to look no further.
I loved having one of them in my second (bigger) fish tank. The Ropefish has such an amazing head to look at. It's just incredible. So now and then I was in awe when I saw that this fish would dig himself into the ground and you would only see the head coming out of the sand.
When I saw this for the very first time I was wondering if this was an accident and if I had to help. After a couple of minutes, however, I saw it freeing itself with ease. No interaction from my side needed.
There is however one warning I want to give everyone who considers adding a Ropefish to the arsenal: make absolutely sure that there isn't the tiniest opening in your fish tank were it fits through. The question is not if but when it will escape, fall behind the aquarium and die.
Alas, this happened to mine. In two instances I was on time to rescue it but the day came
where I was too late.