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Scott - 2009-10-06
I have had my peacock for 3-4 months now and though they are peaceful in general, do be careful of tankmates. They are a predator and mine ate 10 neons in one night! It also killed a fancy guppy and a cardinal. Mine eats ghost shrimp, small feeders, black worms and angle worms. It doesn't hide ever and I have it in fine sand for substrate. I have mollies, neons, cardinals, dwarf gouramis, fancy guppies, german rams, and a gold nugget pleco for tankmates.

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theodore - 2009-07-15
Yes, I have had my eel now for about three months. At first I couldn't get him to eat till one day I went outside after a rain found a common worm and put it in the tank, so now that is all it wants is earth warms. If it is what it will eat I won't argue. When he is hungry he comes out and swims around till I see him. Being my computer is by the tank it doesn't take long. I drop a worm in, it eats, then about an hour later he wants another. Then I feed once more till night. He is happy and loves to chase my angelefish and sharks. He runs the tank, it is so cool.

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cesar - 2009-07-03
Where can I buy this fish, I'm tired of looking for him. I live in portland or
if anyone can give me the number to where they really have it, would be nice.
thanks!

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  • Chris - 2010-04-01
    I have a black spotted eel I am going to sell. Let me know if you are still looking.
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Anonymous - 2009-06-29
I have a zig zag eel along with a White Tip shark (a kind of catfish), a pleco, and some mollies. The Zig Zag eel is a really good community fish and does not hurt my fish. The White tip shark is best friends with the eel (I think the shark thinks it is one of its own because it is a school fish, did not know that at the time) and hangs out with the eel. It is an easy pet, eats bloodworms, and looks plain cool. Its name is Ziggy.

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Emmy - 2009-04-17
I have a 29 gal tank that is home to my peacock eel, 5 tiger barbs, and three rainbow sharks, all of which are fairly agressive fish. My Tiger barbs knocked off one of their runty buddies and so now I only have 4 tigers. I feed the tigers and sharks before I feed the eel, but no matter how much u feed them they're still hungry. So when I go to feed my eel they usually steal his food because he generally sleeps under the rocks or in his tube or castle. They also like to bully him while he is sleeping and pick at him or push him out from under the rocks to pick on him. I have had him for about 6 mo. and he's about 12 in. long and very beautiful but seeing as the other fish have been bullying him idk how much longer he'll last. I have had the other 7 fish for about 3 months now and it's not getting better...

i think the only reason hes still holdin on is cuz i bought 3 otocincli to help with the tank cleaning and they have magicly disappeared. Haha stupid move on my part.

Did i pick out fish that are too agressive to be with my poor peacock eel? and if i did what would be some fish that would do well with my peacock.
i am also aquiring a 75 gal. later this month so any size fish suggestions would be much abliged.

Thank you,
emmy

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Johnathan - 2009-04-13
I have over 10 different eels in my 3 55 gallon tanks and all of them are above 1 foot long and they get along great. They are a joy to have and I was successful in breeding tire track eels until they where eaten by the other larger eels:(. I keep my eels with 2 bush fish, Pike chiclds, African knife fish, striped barbs, Brazialian earth eaters, pictus catfish, red rainbows...many more.

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Troy - 2009-03-24
Great pet, I had my first escape through a tiny gap within 2 days so I bought 2 more. After sealing my lid they are now both happy and extremely active. They absolutely love pvc pipe, I put 2 in there but they share one most of the time. I have been feeding them live blackworms and frozen bloodworms but I will try brine shrimp very soon. Their tankmates are 2 peacock cichlids and a snail(vacuum cleaner), great combination as my eels are not shy and all play together...

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Tina H. - 2008-12-21
I have had good luck with feeding brine shrimp while the light is off. In fact, I never use a light in his tank. I also have a dragon eel, and two knife fish in the same tank. They are doing well this way.
I had these before but they died because I was feeding them all wrong. Good luck!

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Anonymous - 2008-12-11
Hello,

I'm new to this site. So far I have found it fascinating and extremely educational. I own two Clown Knife fish that I purchased about 5 months ago from a local pet store. (The told me the specimens were "African Clown Knife fish") -shrug- Anyway, I was wondering if the Black spotted Eel would get along with my Knife fish? The larger of the Knife fish is roughly 7-8" and the smaller about 6-7 1/2" I was thinking (if they would get along) about purchasing a Black Spotted Eel, probably 5-6 1/2"
Some advice would be much appreciated.

Thank you,

Marine Life Momma

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nick - 2008-12-09
For some odd reason my peacock eel named stripes just does not eat. If you have any suggestions please let me know.

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