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Old 05-02-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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peacock eel

ever since i decided agaianst a dino bichir for my 55,ive been looking for another fish that has that snakey look. do you guys think a peacock eel would work? i have 9 black skirt tetras,4 jewels(3 breed,wont be a problem unless it gets near there fry),1 rainbow shark(biggest wimp ever),1 raphael catfish,and 1 otto(kinda psychopathic...). george9's build reminded me of when i saw them and really liked them

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Old 05-02-2012, 09:31 PM   #2
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Well, I'm not sure if they will go with your current stock, but as someone who has had peacocks in the past, they are awesome!! Be sure to have a soft substrate and lots of hiding spots.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:36 PM   #3
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It would work well with your stock. Any specific questions and i could help more
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:46 PM   #4
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I hear peacock eels need like 120 gallons of water and preferably sand to use. My friend has told me because she planned to get one, but can't afford a tank of that size. Maybe research a bit if you're not particularly sure.
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Get one! They're the coolest things ever, even though I have no idea where mine went lol.

Still, well worth the $12.59

Gboy or Nu-Nu the eel would be the best guys to ask because I have only 24 hrs experience with them

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I hear peacock eels need like 120 gallons of water and preferably sand to use. My friend has told me because she planned to get one, but can't afford a tank of that size. Maybe research a bit if you're not particularly sure.
This is not true. They can live in as little as 40 gallons.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:52 PM   #6
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Apparently she wanted a fire eel... not a peacock. So that's probably why I'm wrong. ^^;
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Apparently she wanted a fire eel... not a peacock. So that's probably why I'm wrong. ^^;
Yeah fire eels get soo much bigger.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:53 PM   #8
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Pecock eels are great. Mine ate out of my hand within the first week and he never hides. That will be ok in 30-40 gallons of water, but it depends on what els is in the tank.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:28 PM   #9
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Pecock eels are great. Mine ate out of my hand within the first week and he never hides. That will be ok in 30-40 gallons of water, but it depends on what els is in the tank.
Very true about what the tank mates are. I had 2 they were the coolest things ever for the 10-15 minutes they lived

And that's no joke...
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Lol convict dint you find out that one actually lived for a while and you didnt know?? Sad, but funny!
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Lol convict dint you find out that one actually lived for a while and you didnt know?? Sad, but funny!
Yea... He made it, don't know how but shortly after that we both know what happened

I think my crew is on steroids or something. There just bad to the bone!!
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i got a dino with a tire track eel both cool but you think of a weather loach there a calm but active fish that has same look
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i've got sand for my substrate,so i'm good on that front. what should i feed? i have frozen bloodworms,hbh shrimp pellets,omega one floating pellets,hbh frog and tadpole bites,hbh hermit crab food,and some tetra(i think)algea wafers. and i was looking into weather loaches(aka dojo loaches) once,and found out they are cold water.so they're no good
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i've got sand for my substrate,so i'm good on that front. what should i feed? i have frozen bloodworms,hbh shrimp pellets,omega one floating pellets,hbh frog and tadpole bites,hbh hermit crab food,and some tetra(i think)algea wafers. and i was looking into weather loaches(aka dojo loaches) once,and found out they are cold water.so they're no good
Bloodworms would be fine!
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Bloodworms would be fine!

alright,thanks. i think i read they need to be fed specifically,but not all too often,like 2 times a week. is that right?
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Yup 2 times a week. Not a full cube of blood worms tho, he will get bloated because they eat super fast
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Yup 2 times a week. Not a full cube of blood worms tho, he will get bloated because they eat super fast
okay. i dont think he would get the whole cube even if i put it all in,the other fish are very competitive when it comes to food. gonna need a new hiding spot too,all the current ones are being used
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Okay great! Ya my other fish would eat some as welk so nu-nu got the perfect amount
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