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Old 03-04-2011, 05:33 PM   #1
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Can angelfish live with a fire eel

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Old 03-08-2011, 08:04 AM   #2
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How big is your tank? The kind of Angelfish that can coexists with a Fire eel are very large. Some needing as much as a 250g tank.
So I guess the answer is yes, as long as you have a tank the size of a small pool.

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Old 05-12-2011, 03:52 PM   #3
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Well it might not be 100% true but Wiki say the following

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Young fish generally adapt very well to a community aquarium. Small specimens up to around 15 centimeters (5.9 in) can be kept in a tank measuring 60 centimeters (23.6 in) and75 litres (20 US gal) and are peaceful and undestructive (although their burrowing nature means that they can uproot plants and move bogwood etc).

Larger fish require disproportionately larger tanks and their companions must be of commensurate size to deter the fiery predator. They have a tendency to fight with other fish of the same species.

Fire eels are intelligent. They quickly learn to recognise their keeper and even readily accept food from the hand. Water should be 25–27 įC (77–81 įF) with apH of 6–7.5. A little salt is welcomed but not essential.

Fire eels often escape uncovered tanks.

Many of the fish may eat only live food,[1] including tubifex, fish, brine shrimp, mosquitolarvae, bloodworms, mussels etc.

Captive spawning is rare and extremely difficult, even with mature fish over 20 inches (51 cm). Use a large tank with a pH around 7.0, a water hardness from 10–15 dH, and a temperature from 27–29 įC (81–84 įF). They lay 800–1,200 eggs in floating plants (plant spawner). The eggs are clear and measure around 1 millimeters (0 in) in size. The young grow quickly, gorging on as much food as is available. Excess food can compromise their health.”

So the answer is yes you can have it together with angels, but be aware of the fact you might have to get rid of it after a while if it grows too big
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