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What kind of tropical fish do you have?
You should try feeding them at least once every three days. =]
How big of a tank are they in?
It sounds like you don't have a big enough tank. If you had a big enough tank, it shouldn't get so dirty so easily.
Do you have a filter as well? It helps with that. =]
EDIT: Odd. Those fish are pretty clean, in my opinion.
How is the tank "overfilled" with poop? I'm having a hard time imagining this. =[
high pressure low pressure fishing days?
High pressure is usually more difficult fishing. Think about it as if it were you. When you have a headache you don't want to move, you just want to be still. A bass is the same way, so what you want to do is fish tight to cover. You will have to put it right in front of them. Try a shaky head worm or a jig and trailer of your liking. Also pay attention to the wildlife around you. If the birds seem active and the deer are moving then you should have a good day. The low pressure days are usually overcast and sometimes wet but these are the best times to fish in my experience. Also, if you catch a low prssure front on the back side of a new moon, you could be in hog heaven.
High pressure = Blue skies few clouds....Low pressure= normaly overcast.
Good luck and stick a pig!
Rope fish hiding all day?
There are several problems here, and several reasons why. One, he IS nocturnal, and in the fish world, nocturnal means he is most active at night, usually not active during the day, and prefers to feed at night. Secondly, they do prefer the company of other rope fish. Third, you don't have enough hiding places. You need many hiding places, (more than just two caves, which I'd wager are taken up by the two rainbow sharks, who are very terroritorial and will not tolerate other fish in their territory/cave), and it needs to be a thickly planted tank, in order for them to feel safe; if a fish doesn't feel safe and has a lot of cover/hiding places, it will rarely come out because its afraid. Lastly, its too big for your tank. Eight inches is WAY too big for ANY species of fish to be in a 37 gallon tank. It doesn't have room to come out and swim and be active in the way it should be in a 100 gallon tank, which is the correct and minimun tank size for a rope fish. Apparently you didn't realize that rope fish grow to 2-3 feet long!
The other problems here are that you have many other fish that grow way too big for a 37 gallon. Bala sharks grow to a foot long, and they are extremely active fish so they really require a 100 gallon as well. Rainbow sharks need at LEAST 55 gallon, 75 is better. And you can NOT have two of them in the same tank; they are extremely territorial, MOST of all with other rainbow sharks. When they get older (as they are babies now and not prone to aggression yet) one will mercilessly chase and attack the other, usually to the point of death. Rainbow sharks get to be 6 inches long, and wider around than a hot dog. The silver tip sharks are actually BRACKISH water fish, so they are completely inappropriate in your tank; though they are sold as freshwater fish when they are young they need to be acclimated to a brackish water tank as they get older; keeping them in fresh water will greatly shorten their life span and eventually cause them to get sick, from which they will eventually die. They also grow to 2 feet long, and are very active, and are best suited for 100 gallons also. With the inappropriate species and their aggression and soon to be large sizes, I wouldn't ever expect your rope fish to come out. He can't defend himself well, he isn't well adjusted, he doesn't have enough room, he doesn't have good place to hide, he doesn't feel safe.
I'm not trying to make you feel bad. However what you've done is a recipe for disaster. I understand you got the fish that you found to be most interesting, but you cannot keep them unless you get a 100 gallon tank. Not even settling for a 55 gallon will be adequate for the fish you have (unless you only kept the angelfish and one rainbow shark). If you really want to keep your fish, you need to get a 100 gallon tank. If you do, you can add more balas (which they do best in large schools anyway), you can probably keep both of the rainbow sharks because 100 g should be large enough for 2 of them, you could get a large school of angelfish (which they'll do better in), get a few more rope fish (you will see them more often, and they will be more interesting to watch), and instead of silver tip sharks you could get a school of pictus catfish (or similar medium sized catfish--definitely stay away from the iridescent shark!) or clown loaches. You MUST return the silver tips because they need brackish water, and your other fish do not. You MUST.
Doesn't the options I've given you for a 100 gallon tank sound great? I know you got these fish because they are really cool and interesting fish. And they are. And if you want them that much, then its worth learning about the proper care of fish and aquariums and getting a 100 gallon for your fish. If its worth it to you to keep them. Because your only other option is to get rid of all of them but the angelfish (or if you get a 55 you can keep one rainbow shark). Sorry Charlie. But you didn't research these fish first. You always have to research the fish (needs, tank space, adult size, schools etc) BEFORE you buy the fish. Now you only have two choices. Either you need to learn to find cool fish that are small enough for a 37 g, or take the plunge and learn the proper care of fish and shoot for a 100 gallon. And as an experienced aquarist, I can tell you its worth it. But RESEARCH FIRST!