Animal Stories - Freshwater Eels


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Dan - 2008-02-13
I got one, but it doesn't eat...

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Marc B. - 2008-02-03
I've just ended up with one of these by accident. All I was after was the plant that he was hiding in, well he'd managed to wedge himself in REALLY well to the plant. When I got home and was setting the plant I must have loosened it enough for him to want to move. I'm moderately disappointed that I have him now, my tank is FAR too small for this one and the size I believe he's going to end up.
So now I've got to figure out what to do with him, I figure I'll give the local aquarium store a ring and see if they will take him. I know this one can live comfortably in my tank for a time, but I'd really rather he go somewhere he can do well.
The tank he was mistakenly introduced to is a 10 gal planted I use for a small community tank. Currently it has 5 cherry barbs and 2 dwarf gouramis. No problems thus far, but I am worried. I'm going to give him a month or so to recover from being at walmart before I find him a new home.

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Spence - 2008-01-31
My last Eel jumped out of the tank and died after only a few months. He was a very happy Eel, I Fed him freeze dried blood worms. That was about ten years ago. I bought a new Peacock Eel a few days ago. I made sure he couldn't jump out this time, they are definitely escape artists. I am not sure if he is eating but he looks fine. I guess I will have to wait and see. I do however recommend blood Worms.

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Dani - 2008-01-20
Thank you for the info. I decided on a whim to buy an eel when I was picking up new fush for the tank and I haven't seen him since! He likes to hide and, boy is he good at it! It was nice to come online and find out that he's just doing what he's supposed to do! Thanks for all the info!

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Anonymous - 2008-01-13
You need to separate the eels and goldfish immediately. Goldfish and tropical fish (eels) should never live in the same tank
because of the ammonia the goldfish let off that will kill the eels. I hope this helps for future reference.

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Josh - 2007-12-21
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As the first result on Google, and with my experienced aquarium owner roommate's approval, I have to really appreciate you guys for the wealth of info. I just picked up two of these guys and am really glad that I now know even more about them.

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The larger of the two was in the tank for about thirty seconds before burrowing. They seem to get along well and are a joy to observe. If you like serpent-y things, these guys are great.

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aimee - 2007-11-20
I just bought one. The kids love it! I bought it at wal-mart. I figured for $3.50 I couldn't go wrong. The first eel the man caught jumped out of the bowl at walmart and swiggled down the drain... Poor thing! The guy couldn't tell me what to feed it so I am glad I found your website. He has been in the tank for about a week and seems happy. We have lots of plants, shells and logs so he has a lot of hiding spaces. But, I am guessing he is getting hungry so I will get him some more appropiate food today. Thanks!

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kevin roque - 2007-10-11
I just bought a peacock Eel and it won't eat. I picked two but the other one died. All mine does is swim up and down and side to side. I've had fish since i was small and know a lot, but this one is tricky.

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BRITTANY - 2007-10-06
I just got 2 and they love the 54 gallon tank they are in. They've been eating and swimming around peacefully. I'm glad they are happy!

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jake drain - 2007-10-01
I have named mine Coolige, he is my favorite and is so fun to watch. He shares a 55 gallon tank with many other fish. He is best friends with my loach clinton. See ya

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