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Old 02-05-2008, 12:33 PM   #1
 
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Electric eel

How hard and what does it take to own an electric eel. My lfs has one and I really want it
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:48 PM   #2
 
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this is one fish that you should not even consider unless you have many many years experience in fish keeping in general and a few years oddball experience.
take my advise and leave it where it is
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:07 PM   #3
 
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I don't know that much about keeping electric eels, but I really wouldn't get one without LOADS of planning. Mostly because an electric eel can deliver a 500 volt shock. I'd want to know exactly how I was going to handle it, and how I was going to clean the tank out, not to mention what would happen if it needed medical attention.
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:29 PM   #4
 
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OK thanks man I really want one too :(
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:10 AM   #5
 
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i wouldnt even worry about their shock as much as their bite and growing 8 feet long it wouldnt be an easy fish to house.. ive seen them for sale once online and it was for $800 USD
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:46 PM   #6
 
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wow the one around here is only $200 usd
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:15 PM   #7
 
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One of my LFS has one in a huge tank (forget how many gallons). His name is SMUD named after the utility company here.
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:38 AM   #8
 
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One of my LFS has one in a huge tank (forget how many gallons). His name is SMUD named after the utility company here.
That tank is about 1/8 the size of a proper size tank for that fish.
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:09 AM   #9
 
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it probably is due to the fact that i saw a special on scientist studying them in the amazon and they had them put in a 300 gallon but they would only put them in that for 1 da7y do to how cramped they were.. so theyhad to go catch another specimen by hand (thank the lord for rubber)
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:47 PM   #10
 
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That tank is about 1/8 the size of a proper size tank for that fish.
You're right. I was confusing that tank with their other big one with the arowana in it. The eel tank he can barely turn around in.
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