alright.. so I have had my ropefish for about a year now.. very cool fish. last night it did something different.. it decided to escape the tank and go for a slither on the floor. I just found it now. dark orangish brow (instead of the usual tan color) and hard and dry. with some feathers stuck to it from the floor. now I had read that they are related to lungfish and have been known to revive after being hard dried and "dead" so I figured well it cant hurt.. I held it buy the crispy tail end and dunked it in the water..after a minute to my surprise and delight it started twitching from side to side.. after a while more its fins released from its sides and it started breathing again. so it is sort of half recovered now and looking very much alive.. I cant believe it.. I wish I had photographed it before I put it in the water..