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Old 05-05-2012, 01:57 AM   #1
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Eels in marine tank

Want to add an eel, what fish are good to co habit with?
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:23 AM   #2
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Eels are good with larger fish like Tangs, Butterflyfish (most are hard to care for though), large Angels etc. I believe that the general rule of thumb is just to make sure it can't fit into the eels mouth. However, everything mentioned above can also depend on the kind of eel. I think the fish above with a Snowflake would probably be alright, however, I think some more aggressive/larger kinds of eels should not be kept with the above fish.
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Aside from the snowflake, most eels get so large they can't be housed with much else if anything.
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What size tank are we talking here?
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What size tank are we talking here?
It's a 90 with 40g sump. Not even sure it's big enough.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:57 PM   #6
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Get a deep sandbed and some garden eels
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:52 AM   #7
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I got a snowflake in mine he's been great I got him as a juvenile about 4 inches long and hes good make sure to have lots of rock and no fish he can put in mouth
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Also mines in a 55 when he out grows he's got a 100 g waiting
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what about some of the smaller eels like Pseudechidna brummeri (white ribbon eel), which may get over 24", but is very slender. There's always the costly Gymnothorax melatremus (golden dwarf moray) as well. Echidna nebulosa, Gymnomuraena zebra, Echidna catenata (atlantic) can also be recommended, though they may outgrow their enclosure over the years. None of these will take down fish larger than a small anthias, though they may try.
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