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I would like to add an eel or cat to my 120 high if I can. The stocking is as follows:
1-blood parrot
1-kirin parrot
1-green severum
1-jack Dempsey
1-cutterI cichlid
8-12-rainbow fish
1-common pleco
I have 2 canisters and plenty of rock work.
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Here's the dimensions 48 1/2 x 24 1/4 x 25 1/2. I also have plants so idk about the whole oxygen exchange thing.
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Were it me, and the pleco you have is commom pleco,then I would find new home for it and this would free up room for say Raphael catfish.
Common pleco's are often purchased as clean up fish, but if you consider the waste cretaed by these large fish,,then they provide no benefit to trying to maintain water quality.
 

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I rescued the fish from a 29 gallon. I'm not rehoming him BC that's practically impossible.
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You will have a difficult time getting the eel to be fed without the other fish getting in the way or eating all it's food. I'd avoid putting eels in this tank period.
 

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I do large algae wafers that sink and feed at night. That's how I feed my pleco.
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I could also put some brine shrimp in aquarium water and get it broken up and then pour it in.
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I do large algae wafers that sink and feed at night. That's how I feed my pleco.
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Eels do not eat algae wafers. They are shy eaters and it is very likely you will have quite the difficulty making sure it is fed with your current stock. It would be different if you could rear the eel from young, in a separate tank and train it to eat from your hand. Unless you have a tank and the patience to do this and then place the eel in the main tank, I strongly maintain you do not do not get an eel.
 

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You;ll have the same issue with the BGK. You will have to do one of two things with either the eel or the BGK. Either convert it to pellet food so that it can eat with the other fish, or you will have to train it to be hand fed, that way you can target feed it. Making sure that the fish can eat well is of the utmost importance before you go adding it to a tank full of fish.
 

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So could I teach it to hand feed in the 20 and then add it to the 120? Would either work space and bioload wise?
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So could I teach it to hand feed in the 20 and then add it to the 120? Would either work space and bioload wise?
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I think I would try the eel before a BGK, if I were to try one at all. Yes, you can try to teach it to be hand fed in the 20. I would try to convert it to pellets first though - hand feeding would be a last resort for me.

I think what you are asking is not something that many people have all that much experience with. I'm certainly no expert on either eels or BGK, or some of the cichlids you have, so I really don't know if it's likely to turn out.
 

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I'm very confident I'd be able to get food to them. The main thing I need was to see which would be OK bioload and size wise. I have the time and patience to pellet or hand train the fish if needed. I would rather have the bgk so I'll try to find some more info on them before diving in.
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So I think the bgk would be fine with the size of the tank and the tank mates. There plenty of room for him since the cichlids hang out in the middle. Nobody harrasses the pleco so I don't think anything would harrass him. And I do have 2 canisters and some plants so I think I'm gonna go for the bgk. I'll pellet train him in the 20 and maybe hand train him in the 20.
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