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Old 11-01-2008, 08:51 PM   #1
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Are there any eel like fish (long bodied fish) that i could keep in a comunity tank?

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Well i really like eel like fish such as the FW eels, Bichir, and the dojo loach. Those are just a couple of examples. I have looked up a bunch of types of eels and things thal have long bodys, but i cant find any thing that could go in a tropical fish community tank. Is there any type of eel like fish that i could keep in a community tank. All the eel like fish i have seen and researched have been said that they would snag up any little fish that they could caatch. Are there any that wouldnt do this, and could be housed in a community tank. Thanks in advance for all help.
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Kuhli loaches are the first thing that come to mind.
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:14 PM   #3
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I'll go look
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:20 PM   #4
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They look great. And their small too. Could i keep them with any non aggressive fish such as live bearers, tetras, and corys? Do you think i could find them at my lfs? What would be a good tank size for them 20 gallon or so? or could i throw some in my 10 gallon?
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They look great. And their small too. Could i keep them with any non aggressive fish such as live bearers, tetras, and corys? Do you think i could find them at my lfs?
Yes and Yes. They are very common fish.
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:09 PM   #6
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oh ok. what about tank size could i throw some in my 10 gallon tank or do they need something bigger like a 20+ tank? Sorry for all th Q's i have no experience with this ttype of fish.
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I have no experience, but I think a couple would be alright in a 10g.
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Khuli's would be just fine in a 10g since they do not get very big, around 4" and stay relatively thin in diameter. Don't expect to see them often, they prefer to burrow within sand (soft substrate) and under decor.
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mine like to hang out on top of plants from time to time. personally i like to put them in bigger schools in 20 gal plus tanks but thats just me.
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I have a khuli but i NEVER see it it hides all the time I guess it does help keep the sand stirred a bit though!
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