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Old 12-20-2005, 06:00 PM   #1
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i think before u guys said that no type of eel could be in a 15 gal right? or would some eels be able to go into my 15 gal shark tank?
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The two smallest spiny eel species (barred and peacock) would be OK in a 15, but it depends on what 'sharks' you are hoping to house.
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Old 12-20-2005, 06:13 PM   #3
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well right now i have 1 shark catfish 1 bala and 2 red tails. and if ima get anything else i would somewhat like an eel if possible that wont hurt any of the other fish and wont jump out or anything and more likely another or 2 balas
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That is a lot of fish for a 15 gallon tank. I am sure you have a new home in mind for them.
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Old 12-20-2005, 06:49 PM   #5
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I agree, do you have a larger tank in mind, something like a 75 gal?
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Those are some potentially very large fish, with the bala at 12"-14", the shark cat (a brackish water fish) at 15", and the red tails at 5" each....all fish far too big for even one to live in a 15 gallon (save, perhaps, one of the red-tails)...and most would harass the daylights out of a small spiny eel. You will need to get a much larger (ie 100+ gallon) tank, or seriously rethink the one you have.
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At the local petco I have a friend who works there they have a few Green Wolf Eels for sale http://www.petsolutions.com/Green+Wo...-16221-C-.aspx they are salt water however but very cool.

People like to feed the eels at her store so much; one of the eels raises his head out of the water and readily accepts a feeder fish from hand.

What else, yeah they placed a 3 inch "expensive" puffer fish in the large eel tank and the eel found a way to eat the puffer fish cause a few days later there was a poop that looked like the puffer fish

Oh wells hope it helps wish I could have an eel but worried he'll eat everyone else, they remind me of snakes how they can stuff large food into their mouths.
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That's a lot of sharks for a 15G. I would thing just maybe 1 red tail or 1 rainbow or albino rainbow, but no more for a 15G. And the bala won't be happy in that tank. My bala was in my 26G til about 5.5-6 inches, then moved to my new 55G, which will only be for 6 months to a year til I get the 180G+ for my eels and bala.
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At the local petco I have a friend who works there they have a few Green Wolf Eels for sale http://www.petsolutions.com/Green+Wo...-16221-C-.aspx they are salt water however but very cool.
They are also not eels, but blennies.
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The shark catfish are also called the Sea catfish and for good reason. They are only fine in freshwater when very young, need more and more salt as they get older until full saltwater as adults.
All those sharks get too big for that size tank.
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