I was simply pointing out there are options, it wasn't a suggestion. I also advised research first so the selected eel would coincide with the current fish.Someone suggested Tire Track Eels, and I"m going to have to hazard against that. The problem is the term "Tire track eel" is very often misused in the fish keeping industry. It's not uncommon to get in and buy a "tire track" and for it to be a completely different fish than what you expected. That can be a major problem, especially if it ends up getting really big and ends up being predatory.
Plus to be honest I've never heard of Tire Track Eels as being really good community Eels. When they grow up they can become predators eating your smaller schooling fish.
One last note, make sure you are prepared to do a sand substrate because you really shouldn't keep them in anything other than that substrate wise. These are diggers and love to dig into the sand, cover their body and stick their heads out to watch what is going on.
You're right. You brought it up though I wanted to make that mention. I see a lot of people get pulled into buying tire tracks (or something labeled it) due to their cute appearance when small. Of course those ill-educated folk find our really quick that they don't stay tiny for long XDI was simply pointing out there are options, it wasn't a suggestion. I also advised research first so the selected eel would coincide with the current fish.
I do agree that there is a problem with common names, many overlap and add confusion. :BIGhappy:
p.s. Thanks for the video !
Yeaah, I can see a neon getting gobbled up by a full grown Peacock. That said Peacocks really don't mind sharing space with other bottom dwellers, but I've noticed they may be a bit more reclusive if they have to share with many fish. Mine shares space with 14 locahes, though not for long. He's going into a new set up where he'll just share with two bichirs.Very nice eel! And thanks for all the help, it means a lot. The only problem is that I have a school of 10 neon tetras, thats my only concern. And I also have 5 small cory cats and 3 banjo cats. (The banjo cats will soon be moved to a tank with sand, for their happiness) .
I've got three of them in a 150 right now. Ornate, a female senegalus, and a juvenile albino sen and he's a bit handicapped (doesn't slow him down though the pig).@ Sanguinefox That would be cool! It would be nice to see bichirs in a well cared for tank. Sometimes I see them in the most pitiful situation and it makes me sad.
What I love with my kuhli loaches is finding them hanging out all over plants in goofy places always with a buddy. I also love seeing a tail sticking out of a rock look to the other side and see their whiskers. They are very friendly and physical fish always hanging out. The more the merrier. Some people don't see them around much, but mine are always about. I think the live plants and my rock caves make a big difference.