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Forest - 2010-03-08
i was wondering if a spiny eel would eat smaller fish like Guppies or tetras. if you have an answer comment please

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  • stephen lindsay - 2010-08-12
    Hello,
    A small spiny eel would eat baby fish but unless bigger than half a foot it is unlikely that decent sized guppies or tetras would be gorged.
    Thank-you.
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Ethan - 2009-02-25
I have 1 zig zag eel in my 20 gal. fish tank. It is extremely cool. He is a very peaceful pet. I love him [well I think it's a him] very much. He usally hides in a hole in the log in my tank but once in a while he will come out and swim a little, also sometimes he will bury himself in the gravel. And you will never believe what he does, he acually changes his color, he goes from tan with a brown stripe to very light tan. He used to eat frozen blood worms from my hand. He is 5 ins. long. He loves frozen blood worms. He is in my tank with a upside down cat fish, special and rare african red eyed tetra [niger tetra], juli corydoras cat fish, 2 juvenile silver dollars, some kind of 1in. long tetra that looks a little like a black neon tetra (the guy at the pet store said it was a black neon tetra and since he is alone he changed his color but that can not be true), a rare large 3in. long gold barb, and a dwarf african clawed frog. I was planning on getting a lot more fish but I wanted to get a red lined torpedo barb[rose line shark]or 2. I have had my eel for about 2 yrs. I would definitely recommend zig zag eels.

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  • brandon - 2010-08-02
    Does he ever try to eat any of them? Please reply! Urgent!
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Craig Jensen - 2010-07-11
I brought about a 7in. peacock eel home from work about a month ago. I put him in a 55 gallon tank with a couple young female Jack Dempseys, a young male Electric blue Jack Dempsey, a small high fin pleco and 2 young clown loaches. Since the JDs are still small I use this tank to grow out some plants and my eel loves them. It especially loves to lay between a log and large bunch of hornwort when its not swimming all over the tank or enjoying one of the many caves. This is eel is a great fish and my especially is not shy. Needless to say it is fast becoming one of my favorite fish.
-note- I do know how large my loaches and pleco will become. As a responsible fish keeper I have already have plans for them to get moved into a bigger tank as they start to outgrow this one.

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spector - 2010-07-06
This eel is amazing. Nice temperment and very communal as long as he is properly fed. I feed mine a combo of frozen brine shrimp and blood worms. I currently have him in with a painted turtle an emperor shark, Mayan catfish, and a common pleco and everyone seems to get along. Just keep the eel with big fish, bigger than his mouth and make sure they are somewhat aggressive

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alex - 2010-07-02
My friend has a zig zag eel and he/she seems to got what looks like little bites on half way down its body now it appears to be lying either on its side or upside down can anyone tell me whether it will be fatal or what we can do we have grown attached to it and would hate to lose it it has been fine for near a year please help ;

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dylan - 2010-06-06
Don't worry I have two striped peacock eels and they don't get out in my 55gallon tank trust me but they do disappear for a wile like in the sand or rock and won't see them for months on end but they show up after awhile.

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ZK - 2010-05-15
My Mom and I have a ZigZag Eel it is thriving, but sometimes we get worried, we need and like websites like this because it tells us how to care for our eel.

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jessie - 2010-04-08
I think eels are so cute! I think people should like them more. It's not like they are going to bite you or something.... you should look them up and then decide if you like them or not, but if don't still well then can't change your mind. :)

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james - 2010-03-23
How long dose it take for eels to hit their max size ?
plz reply to Godschild37@hotmail.com

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KR - 2010-03-11
Got a new peacock eel recently. Typical behavior hides during the day and comes out at night. Very heatly and plump. However I found out recently that I have to go out of town for two weeks meaning she will be by herself for two weeks potentially. The employee at the pet store who is quite a spiny eel fan said she would be okay as long as I put about 1/2 Oz of live blood worms in the tank. Which was her current diet when I bought her. I am wondering if I would be wrong to take his advice and leave her for two weeks. What do you think?

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  • Dave B - 2010-03-15
    The eel should be okay for that amount of time. You can also buy one of the pyramid vacation feeders that can reduce the amount of time he goes without food. As you can see from other comments, they often go for a week or two without feeding
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