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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 ?
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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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zack - 2010-03-08
I got a female eel yesterday. Two neon tetras dissappeared the same night. Is this possible? She is 5 inches or so... ANY HELP WOULD BE DEEPLY APPRECIATED!

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  • Tom - 2010-03-22
    A 5 inch eel could easily eat a neon tetra. That is what is happening.
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Taelor - 2009-05-11
My boyfriend and I just recently got a 55 gallon tank for our tiger oscars, and silver-tipped sharks, and our pleco. We went to petsmart to possibly get a catfish that would be compatible with our oscars, and that's when we found the Peacock Eel. So far we really enjoy him. We did just get him today so we haven't fed him yet. But I am a little worried about the space behind our tank. We have a lid on it, but I have read several stories about them getting out. Does anyone have any ideas to reassure us he won't get out? But so far so good. =]

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  • Anonymous - 2010-02-20
    I rolled up gallon size freezer baggies and placed them under the air and heater tubes/wiring to cover the openings in the back of the tank top. The tubing holds the plastic in place as it stretches from end to end of the openings. I have not lost my frog or peacock eel.
  • Ally - 2010-05-14
    What I did was go to the local shop and buy a sponge and cut it into the shape of the gap and shove it in it works for me.
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zack - 2009-03-25
I had a peacock eel before that was doing okay until one day I noticed that he/she was missing! So about a mounth later I finally got my mom to check around the tank. We found him in a hole under a rock! I WAS SO HAPPY! The next morning he was gone again. We checked the tank one more time, no eel. I gave up and asked my mom if I could get another. She said yes. I got a 7in. striped peacock eel. He is doing very well in our 75 gallon tank. He loves to hide in a plant that I bought just for him. It has been about 17 days or so since we fist checked the tank and found him. I still have not seen my first eel. but I'm happy with my new eel. He is very active at night. p.s. if your eel is hiding under the rocks and if he/she has not been in your tank for that long, put a good plant in there if you want to see him more often.

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  • Austin - 2010-02-17
    "he might have jumped out of the tank, eels of all kinds like to explore and jump. even pushing up lids(if they are light enough) to get out. so i suggest covering any holes, even around the filter, to prevent this one from escaping.
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