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Old 11-27-2013, 10:37 PM   #101
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I think the fire eel would be an excellent choice bro, just keep in mind they will get as thick as your arm and very long haha.
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:12 AM   #102
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fire eels one of my dream FW fish. i was also actually going to suggest tire track eel as well. they still get big enough, but not quite as big as a fire eel.
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:58 AM   #103
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They get as long but not the thick and fat as the fire eel
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:12 PM   #104
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An old friend has a tire track eel, to be honest I've always preferred the markings on the fire eel! (Seen in shops)

My monster specimen has to be the bichir, P. Ornatipinnis. Just not with the clowns.

I think, I'm thinking.

Now I definitely need more space.

So, is it just a single specimen or a group. I know the tire track is ok alone.

One thing that bothers me is all the hiding away. That bugs me with my old buddy's track eel. If it died under the substrate, what a pain!

Still, tarpon! What a great suggestion!
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:16 PM   #105
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I think the fire eel would be an excellent choice bro, just keep in mind they will get as thick as your arm and very long haha.
Like my hypostomus? Elbow to fingertips, nice size fish.

What about long term feeding? Surely a fish that size eats more than bloodworm?
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All settled in, tank @ 1.003 SG.

Eating well but doesn't recognise anything but snails as food, had a little nip on frozen chopped mussel, he didn't really eat it though.
I feed ours on frozen bloodworm, snails, zebra mussels that gro in our header tank!, and dried shrimp (turtle food).... well i would if we hadn't sold out, lol

Have some spotted puffers now, same foods

Try small or chopped earthworms too mate
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I'm sure you can feed them night crawlers such as earthworms as long as you grow them in a site with not pesticides and all that jazz. I've seen people feed them massivore pellets.

It shouldn't be too hard feeding them, if anything, you can wean them onto the pellets by using garlic and soaking them in bloodworm juice? *shudders*
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My old one ate the mussel, krill etc. it used to demolish a half cube of whatever no problems, maybe I need to starve him a bit? That usually weens them onto alternative food types.

As it's a new fish I'm just happy it's eating! and eating well. Unfortunately the tank where the snails are (120 community) was recently moved decimating snail population as it was broken down and cleaned. In a few months I will be ok again!

He does eat bites of the frozen but not a proper "meal" like I expect from this type of fish.
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hah. i just hope you get one so i can see pics. and thats a beautiful puffer btw. do those stay small?
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hah. i just hope you get one so i can see pics. and thats a beautiful puffer btw. do those stay small?
Thank you, and yes. Mine is in a 60x30 cm tank. Big filter this time! (Fluval205) Tank now at SG 1.004, if you need to know?
5-8cms 8 maximum. Brackish water, light brackish. There is a fish profile here that I would recommend on species care. Accurate info by OP.

About the eel, seriously considering this as a single oddball for the clown tank!
Add a plec and an upper level shoal, tank stocked!
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