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Old 10-24-2014, 09:13 PM   #11
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It sure is cute when they do it though the horse faces do the same thing.
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:11 AM   #12
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My peacock eel burrows all the time. So much that he is maybe seen once a month


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Yeah, that was my experience too, but as a noob I had one in a peaceful community with small fish and it had a penchant for making small fish disappear, so probably not the best option
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Old 10-25-2014, 01:28 AM   #14
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Yes. my peacock eel is a regular burrower also, usually on a regular morning schedule, when you seem him do the slow tight circle you know he's about to plunge! Usually always in the same place too. It has nothing to do with being shy or fearful, when awake he's the friendliest most docile spiny with me. He's just going to bed. I could put a Banjo cat in the spiny eel tank with no problems, but the particular tank I'm looking for a burrowing species for has pigmy corys, otos and least killifish to name 3 of the smallest species in there. The killis will be far up in the plants but the catfish need a safe bottom dwelling companion. To have an idea of some of the tiny things cruising the surface of the sand in my tank check out this fine vid I found from South Korea:

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Have any of you gotten your peacocks to eat staple food?
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Yeah, that was my experience too, but as a noob I had one in a peaceful community with small fish and it had a penchant for making small fish disappear, so probably not the best option
Dojo loaches are probably the best eel-like option for a peaceful community tank with the added benefit that they are much more frequently seen out and about than spinys are. Kuhli loaches are also safe "eels" but you might never see them. Don't add a freshwater moray!
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Have any of you gotten your peacocks to eat staple food?
Do you mean flake food? Mine eats frozen bloodworms and mysis shrimp. The biggest hurdle most people face is getting them to eat anything but live food. Once they take frozen you're set.
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Sand Burrowers for a Community Tank

Did you know that moray eels have 2 sets of jaws - a mouth within its mouth like from the alien movies.

Yeah pellets or flakes. I've failed a few times with the spiny eels.
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Did you know that moray eels have 2 sets of jaws - a mouth within its mouth like from the alien movies.

Yeah pellets or flakes. I've failed a few times with the spiny eels.
When all else fails try live worms, I've never had a new spiny refuse food entirely (knocking on wood!) Feeding live worms is just such a pain, plus they stink, lol! The top of the line frozen stuff is much cleaner and disease free and gut-loaded with vitamins and nutrients, always switch them over if you can.
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