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Old 12-18-2012, 09:41 PM   #41
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Did the eel need a filter?

If It doesn't need a filter then what other fish can I get that don't need one? Haha
Money is precious to me believe it or not :O Maccas doesn't pay very much haha but ill do everything I can to get that eel!
Lol. Learned something new today. Googled maccas!
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:49 PM   #42
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I think a trigger might be ok. I'd be more worried about the trigger giving the eel a hard time. They do need good water, so I think a filter is in order or at the very least a decent hang on back protein skimmer and routine water change.

If you like the Picasso, take a gander at the Assasi (AKA Arabian Picasso). It's like a Huma Huma Picasso, only cooler. Bigger snout, more vibrant color, and gets bigger faster. Huma Humas are slowwwwww growers.

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Old 12-18-2012, 10:00 PM   #43
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What are the beat tank mates I could have with the eel?
Without the filter an with the protein skimmers?im not planning on feeding live foods to the eel except for the damsels in the beginning
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:52 PM   #44
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Well, I guess it depends on the tenacity of the eel. But in general, anything that seems small enough to be eaten (bite size) will be eaten during a midnight murrauding.

You want to keep your eel well fed.

Some fish to consider

Large angels -- purchase at a good size to start with 6" or more
Squirrel Fish
Big Rabbit Fish
Less Agressive Triggers (Niger, Blue throat, Pink Tail, Etc)
Larger Puffers (Mappa or Porcupine)
Harlequin Tuskfish
Miniatus or Panther Grouper (I prefer the Miniatus for its color)
Bigger Tangs like a decent sized Hippo Tang

You get the idea. 200 gallons is a good deal of real estate to start with. Providing a decent amount of rock (cover) and feeding routinely will keep an eel satisfied and reduce the chance of chowing down on a tank mate. Getting fish that are tough, big, or have a built in defense mechanism like a puffer allows you to build a community around an eel.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:53 PM   #45
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I have a snowflake and he is cool. I don't really see him much until he is hungry. I have a foxface, trigger, and a few damsels. I also have an angel, but my tanks is 93 gallon. I love my trigger....he will come and eat the eels shrimp off of the tongs. Very nice. Good Luck!!!
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:07 AM   #46
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I'm thinking :/

How would this do?
2 Picasso triggers
2 scorpion leaf fish
And Ofcorse the eel!
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:12 AM   #47
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I'm thinking :/

How would this do?
2 Picasso triggers
2 scorpion leaf fish
And Ofcorse the eel!

no on the two triggers.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:23 AM   #48
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One trigger? XP
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:25 AM   #49
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One trigger? XP
yes, although I think the planktavore triggers would be a better call as mentioned. I too, once loved the piccasso, but after seeing the way nigers gracefully swim around a tank and change colors, they became my favorite.
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My Niger Trigger is great....I hear when they are mature the teeth are red. He does not bother anything in my tank.
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