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thefishboy 09-19-2010 09:50 AM

Peacock Eel
 
I was just wandering if any1 has had any experiance with paecock eels?? What sort of tank do they need, and are they community fish??
Would the go with platys guppys and corydoras's??
:-D

badxgillen 09-19-2010 02:24 PM

fake eels
 
no these are predatory fishes that will consume anything that fits in there mouths...they like to dig in the substrate so nothing to jagged and coarse...they come from streams in southeast asia...like thailand...

thefishboy 09-19-2010 02:29 PM

Ok thnk you maybe not a good i dea, are there any other smaller eels, and less predatory??

badxgillen 09-19-2010 02:35 PM

hmm
 
not really the only thing that resembles a eel that will be a good comunity fish is the kuhli loach....and its relatives...acanthopthalmus or pangio spiecies....ADIOS....

Freddy 09-19-2010 02:37 PM

depends on what you mean by smaller eels. If you're talking smaller mouths, then maybe purple spaghetti eels, you can get them on Aquarium Supplies, Pet Supplies and Pond Supplies by That Fish Place - That Pet Place, but they grow to be pretty long and will still eat small fish, but if you have very big guppies they may not be a problem. For any eel, sand is the best substrate because they have no scales and can easily be scratched by sharp gravel. The next eel like fish that I can think of would be a bichir, but they may be predatory to small fish, idk.

thefishboy 09-19-2010 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Freddy (Post 474799)
depends on what you mean by smaller eels. If you're talking smaller mouths, then maybe purple spaghetti eels, you can get them on Aquarium Supplies, Pet Supplies and Pond Supplies by That Fish Place - That Pet Place, but they grow to be pretty long and will still eat small fish, but if you have very big guppies they may not be a problem. For any eel, sand is the best substrate because they have no scales and can easily be scratched by sharp gravel. The next eel like fish that I can think of would be a bichir, but they may be predatory to small fish, idk.

Thnk you I'll see, whAt is in my local fish shop I like Bala shrks coz my uncle has 1 but apparently they get to big :)
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