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Old 10-27-2013, 01:46 PM   #1
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Peacock eel?

So I really want a peacock eel, I like big fish, especially big bottom dwelling fish
I have a 55 gallon with sand substrate, can I keep a peacock eel in there? And will it eat sinking pellets?
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:08 PM   #2
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So I really want a peacock eel, I like big fish, especially big bottom dwelling fish
I have a 55 gallon with sand substrate, can I keep a peacock eel in there? And will it eat sinking pellets?
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Should be fine unless you have tiny fish. Also my bristlenose pleco didnt like mine. They are also notorious escape artist and can and will escape the smallest little hole you have in your hood.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:35 PM   #3
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Ok the smallest fish I have are scissor tail rasboras and they are 4 inches I have a small hole for the heater, can try escape through that?
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Ok the smallest fish I have are scissor tail rasboras and they are 4 inches I have a small hole for the heater, can try escape through that?
Yes. I had one escape from either a heater hole or the slight gap between hood and lid.
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:46 PM   #5
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Oh wow, gotta cover that up then

Do you think it will eat sinking pellets
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No they will not eat pellet food , well most won't . Eels are very picky eaters !! I recommend feeding frozen blood worms , that's what I feed my fire eel ! But he won't touch anything else
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Frozen bloodworms, gotcha, How do I feed those?
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:09 PM   #8
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I recommend using a turkey Baster . That's how I feed mine , you can do that until he gets friendl enough to hand feed
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Oh wow that's cool, are they worth the 12 bucks? And does it eat on the first time?
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:50 PM   #10
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I've heard that zebra spiny eels can be weaned on to prepared foods
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:00 AM   #11
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Really? Would feeding frozen blood worms just be better?
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For variety it's great but the zebra spiny eel can be weaned to prepared sinking foods over time
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Oh really? How do I do that? And do I just put the frozen worms in the baster?
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Do you think it will do good with a tire track eel or another eel and a rope fish?
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you melt them in a cup of tank water, then suck them up with the baster
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Eels take a lot of patience , he prob will not eat on the first try . Once they get used to their environment they will begin to eat very well but it takes them awhile to adjust
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Mine only took live earthworms. Never touched the bloodworms.

Mine injured himself on the filter intake and died make sure yours cant get hurt
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Good point they are really prone to bacterial infections so you need to have a soft substrate (sand) ad sorta build the tank around them ! Avoid pointy decorations where they could cut thenselves
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