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Old 05-30-2013, 08:50 AM   #41
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Ok good I like feeding fish other fish I like to watch the different tactics each one uses to catch its prey it quite interesting
It's fun to watch but feeders are not very nutritious. And they carry parasites / diseases. I stopped feeding my old Wolf Fish feeders when he caught fish lice. I had to carefully hold him out of the tank and pick off the lice with tweezers. Take a look at a wolf fish and you'll see why it was not fun.

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And what's the fish in your picture
It's an 18" fire eel. I lost him a few years back when he decided he liked the floor better than the tank.

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It says the hujeta gets to be 12" in the aquarium is that correct
It's possible, however I've never seen one over 8" or so.

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Pretty sure he mistook my 12" deep comment as in actual depth of the water haha.

But yeah. I still think a 4' tank is to short for them speedy lil gars/gar like fish.

Specially seeing how he seems adamant on feeding live feeders. I can't count how many posts I have read over the years about people's fish harming themselves (breaking spines and such or scrapes/cuts on ornaments/equipment) smacking the sides of tanks chasing feeders.
Possibly, although I think a 55 is 21" tall isn't it? Been a while since I had one so I don't recall.

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That's why I like knives they're very slender and quick
African Brown Knife is the way for you to go. Plus they are on sale right now at Petsmart, I think $5 or $6.
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Actually, if I were you I'd go for this. A Red Wolf fish. They stay around 10" and would be fine in a 55g. There are lots of videos in my sig of my old Red Wolf but here is one of it eating feeders.

I got him at 4" and had him over 5 years. He was right at 10" when he died. The tank in this vid is a 55g.

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Actually I having been wanting a wolf fish for sometime now just never got one due to never having a big enough tank problem is I don't want it to eat my newt or my peacock eel though I could give my newt to my grandma but my peacock eel I love it's so weird looking this is my eel
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Actually I having been wanting a wolf fish for sometime now just never got one due to never having a big enough tank problem is I don't want it to eat my newt or my peacock eel though I could give my newt to my grandma but my peacock eel I love it's so weird looking this is my eel
The Red Wolf stays small. As long as your other fish are over 4-5" they "should "be fine.

I kept mine with bichirs that were smaller than he was.
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What about plecos cuz mine are like 3 inches maybe 2 inches lol
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Matters what breed. Common plecos get 2-3 foot long, rubber lips are good ones.
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All I know bout mine is that they're black and mean to each other
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All I know bout mine is that they're black and mean to each other
Good one!
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I think they're sail fins
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