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Lauren6214 05-20-2013 04:02 PM

Stocking 40 Gal Fresh water tank -help& suggestions!

I am going to be stocking a 40 gallon tank and I am looking for suggestions. I want to put 1 (or2) Peacock eels in the tank. You said they will eat the babies of the rams? - will they eat other fish that are not fry? Thanks!

Lauren6214 05-20-2013 04:13 PM

Stocking 40 Gal Fresh water tank -help& suggestions!

I am new to this website but I have had several different tanlks. I am going to be setting up a 40 gallon freshwater tank this summer and I need some help. My original thought was to get 1 (or2) Peacock eels and find other fish that will get along with them for the tank. I am also curious abot Dragon Gobies - they seem like cool fish but I need to know more about them. (I know that I cannot have both and pet stores don't give any helpful advice). Does anyone have suggestions for tank mates for the peacock eels or fish I should look at? Thank you! (sorry if I posted in the wrong place)

kaysparf 05-22-2013 11:19 PM

Many people that actually have peacock eels say community fish are good to put with them, they eat slowly and putting aggressive fish with them or a lot of bottom feeders may result in them not getting much to eat.

Byron 05-24-2013 10:15 AM

Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.:-D

We have fish profiles, but this particular eel, being Macrognathus siamensis is not yet included, so I will give you a link to some reliable data that may help:
Tropical fish - Macrognathus siamensis - Peacock Eel

They don't mention possible tankmates, but I have heard that any other fish should be large enough not to be seen as food. And avoid the active tankmates as kaysparf mentioned.


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