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fono15200 10-23-2010 02:16 AM

Eel and Arowana
So I have an established tank with 2 Oscars, 1 Arowana, and a Red Bellied Pacu. The Pacu and possibly 1 of the Oscars is going to find a new home. My question is I am looking at adding a few new fish to the tank, including a Pleco and a Morey Eel. No one I have talked to knows how the Eel will interact with the Oscar and mainly the Arowana. The Oscar is ok sized, the Arowana is right over a foot long. The Eel is a young one and the reason I am considering this is because the Eel is a bottom feeder and the Arowana a top water fish. I have a Chiclid sand substrate with drift wood and rocks..4 Biowheel filters, 2 media holders, and a Canister filter rated for much more than the the tank it is in, and 2 Power heads. Ive never had an issue with water quality, and tend to keep the water brackish with a upper level pH. As with Oscars the tank is NOT planted and just has the drift wood and rocks. The tank is a 100 gallon and will be upgrading to a 300 gallon in January or Feb. Anyone have any advice? I havent actually gotten the Eel yet because this is a pretty expensive uh oh. I was also looking at putting a needle nose gar into the tank, and in the future possibly a stingray. Thanks

kitten_penang 10-23-2010 10:37 AM

first and foremost welcome to the forum =) secondly what kinda ell are you planning to keep? morays are very shy creatures and they get stressed there is too much going on in the tank they will spend most of their time hiding. if there isn't enough place to hide and the get too stressed and get sick easily.

fono15200 10-24-2010 03:23 PM

Thanks! and Im assuming its a "snowflake eel" I am new in the eel world and am very interested, I got a new home for one Oscar and the Pacu my tank is down to the Arowana and the biggest Oscar. So the bioload on my tank has been cut in half. Went and looked at Hybrid Shovelnose cats today, but they where all to Im going to get a pleco and either the shovel nose or the Eel..that way there wont be to much on my tank. Any suggestions?

kitten_penang 10-26-2010 03:10 PM

a shovel nose would be a better tank mate then the eel

fono15200 10-27-2010 01:19 PM

yah, I looked at shovel noses and Jack Dempseys..think I may go with the Jacks

kitten_penang 10-27-2010 02:13 PM

the jacks must be larger coz you said the ones the lfs had were too small

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