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Old 06-20-2013, 02:09 AM   #1
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So, what do you know about eels?

I'm thinking about stocking my 100 gallon tank with eels. Maybe two at the most. What are the pros and cons of this being that I'm trying to make a community tank? What kind of eels would you recommend? Would they be okay with a Brazilian Teacup Stingray? Thanks for the help!
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:26 AM   #2
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Pro: You would have some really neat fish, can be hand fed.
Con: Eels are escape artists, they are picky eaters.
You can't keep the tea cup rays as they will get larger. I'd advise eels like the peacock or zig zag eel.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:28 AM   #3
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I only wanted one teacup stingray and I thought he only got up to 12". Is that to large for a 100 gallon tank?
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:44 AM   #4
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Teacup ray is the trade name for the juvinile stingray.
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Are you kidding me? I wanted him to be my standout fish! Ahhhh, my feelings are hurt! 😭
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:56 AM   #6
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You could have some south or central american cichlids like convicts or firemouths to be your standout fish.
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What other exotic fish would you recommend?
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Firemouths are cool.
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What could I keep with them and how many would you recommend at one time? I'm so sad about the stingray. The grief is unreal! Haha!
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Two really exotic fish that I like are the african knife fish and the african butterfly fish.
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Anything else that comes to mind?
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:18 AM   #12
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Botia loaches or leopard ctenopomas are cool
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Arowanas are exotic.

Cool catfish, I recently got a little tiger shovel nose and he's cool.
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Won't they eventually get to big and eat the other fish?
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I would think they would leave eels alone, not 100% sure though.
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I'm not so sure about the eels either because I read they get up to around 40 inches and I only have 100 gallons. I want an abundance of fish.
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You could do Chiclids.


I'm always a bigger fan of South Americans, they have better personalities in my opinion.

Africans are great if you want a big cloud of fish, very colorful.

You could always do tetras, you could put lots of tetras.
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But aren't cichlids aggressive and territorial?
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Some are, some are less.

You can keep then with there own kind.
Africans are actually less aggressive if you keep more.
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What about some top water fish?
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