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Old 10-21-2009, 07:11 PM   #1
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Freshwater eels

Can any freshwater eels or rope fish be kept in a 34G tank? If so what can you group with them?
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:31 PM   #2
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From experience with rope fish, I would not keep them in a 34g tank because of the space. They can be very active fish and need room to swim. They grow to around a foot long, one of mine is a little bigger than that at 14 inches.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:32 PM   #3
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No, the closest thing to a eel that could stay in a 34g would be a kuhli loach.
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:09 PM   #4
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i agree with etunes and blueiz,ive seen rope fish at my lfs at over a foot long.also khuli loaches stay alot smaller and love to be in groups.ive got 2 and plan on getting more 2morrow wen i go to my lfs.they are very cool fish
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:14 PM   #5
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too big for that small of a tank. Kuhli's and the like are about it on that size.
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:19 PM   #6
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Oh those are cool! What could I group with them?
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:51 PM   #7
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anyone?
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:55 PM   #8
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When you ask what to group them with, what group are you referencing? Is it fish, or other bottom dwellers? Or basically, what to stock with them?
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What are the dimensions of the tank? Zigzag eels top out around 8" or so and should do ok in tanks larger than 30g.
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Yes what other fish can I keep with them in my tank.

tank dimentions are 33"L 18"T 14"W Claims its a 34G

Tropiquarium 88 is what it is. When I Googled it its weird the only info I get is based in the UK. It doesnt have the stock filtering system on it though I have a emporer 280 with biowheel on it.
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:00 PM   #11
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it's a 36 gallon
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Also I think a half-banded spiny eel grows to about 8".
http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/Eels/Eel.php
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:04 PM   #12
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O ya, i forgot about zigzag eels. When it comes to kuhli loaches combalibility they stay small and any community fish will be fine. As of the zig zag eel he would be fine as well and you could put most fish in with him any fish about the size or bigger then a adult guppy. Thay usually cant fit any fish in there mouth except for fry but i would not risk putting neons with them.
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:12 PM   #13
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zigzag eel can get to 20" in captivity.
Zig Zag Eel, Mastacembelus armatus, Family: Mastacembelidae
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Those are all pretty cool. I would be fine with any of them as long as i can put fish and maybe crabs with it. Are all those ok by them selves?
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They all are fine solitary except for the kuhli loaches.
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Sweet. Should I wait until my tank is well established? Or are they ok in newly cycled tanks?
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All I can say on eels is have a tight fitting lid. They like to peter pan if chased.
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The only opening in the lid is where the filter is. Is that ok??? Here is a pic of it...




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Thats not much of a break, I wouldnt worry about it.
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so are they ok to have in new aquariums?
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