01-23-2008, 11:23 PM
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Eels, of all sorts, are relatively secretive and most are escape artists. The smaller eels, peacock eel, spiny nosed eel, would be fine. Tire track eels can get up to 3' long and can find its way out of a tank through the smallest of openings. Fire eels can reach lengths up to 2'. Neither are real good options.
Most smaller eels will feed on shrimp pellets, tubifex worms, krill, ect. While the larger eels are ambush predators and will eat anything that will fit into their mouths. Don't get me wrong the smaller eels will, too. So, any fish larger than the eel's mouth should be safe. Nor are they fast swimmers in open water.
When I had my tire track, the tank was planted with Giant Val, Amazon Swords, and assorted crypts. These fish are basically nocturnal. Low light is best, so you will have to plan your plants accordingly.