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Old 04-20-2011, 08:25 PM   #21
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If it's the biggest your tank is gonna be then don't. It's like putting a tang in a small tank for it to "grow out." It never will because it will get stunted if it lives that long and doesn't get ich from stress.

It's a matter of principle in this situation, I would never recommend any eel for any tank under 125G. I'm with Flake on this one, she doesn't have that much rep from being witty (even though she is ). It's from her experience and knowledge in the hobby.

And most eels I've seen do swim quite a bit, added the mess they create and poor sight meaning knocking things over would be unimaginable and would need daily PWCs to keep water standards at an "okay" level.

IMO eels are more of an experienced aquarists animal and should be treated as such.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:35 PM   #22
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Thank you and if I could give you reputation I would but I'm on the app :/
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Thanks but if anyone give it to Flake, I was just agreeing with her
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I would do that too lol
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And now we can end this whose right or wrong discussion
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Yep so are there any types of fish that act like eels?
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look into the blennies and gobies, many of the move similarly and are very personable fish.
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Except the engineer goby/convict blenny, those get 1' in length
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And the dragon goby I know. I will check em out. And why do people like shrimp and gobies. Dont they have like a relationship type thing with eachother?
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watchman gobies and pistol shrimp will pair up.
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