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rashela - 2012-08-07
Does anyone know of any where in perth I could buy some spiny faced eels plz

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  • Drobin - 2012-08-27
    You might want to try Petsmart. I just purchased two beautiful peacock eels 5 days ago and I am very impressed! They are simply wonderful to watch and very active.
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chris - 2011-10-07
Does anyone know where I can order one of these eels for my tank at home? Please help me out. I would love to have one

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  • KayWow - 2012-04-28
    Zetts fish farm and hatcheries has eels. I do not know what kind but you can contact them. Just go to their web site.
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mercedes - 2012-08-08
I'm in love with these .... now my only question legal in HI?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-09
    You would have to ask what is your Animal Control or Fish and Game
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Elissa - 2012-07-27
My half-banded spiny eel is the greatest pet ever! He used to eat brine shrimp out of my hand. Sometimes when I came home he would be there waiting for me. I've had him for 6 years.

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Nelis - 2012-07-11
Hi to you all. I wonder if you can help. I want to host two peacock eels in a 1000 liter tank. It's a chiclid setup, I want to use some piping to create Tunnels for them to hide, how thick do they become and what size pipe do you recommend. I have a 40mm pipe in mind.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-07-11
    Piping works great as long as it isnt a copper or any other metal.  The size will depend on the size of the eels.  Dont want it to big or too small.
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steph - 2012-04-04
I have a zig zag eel. in a 20 gal tank. I specifically asked for fish for a 20 gal tank and the guy said the eel would be fine - and uhm yeah. He never told me anything about it. So I thought ok. Treat it like any other fish. Well. Now since I've been looking it up should I take it back?.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-05
    If you do not like what it takes to keep them and don't plan on upgrading tanks. By all means, take it back and speak with a manager about retraining staff.
  • tiffany - 2012-06-13
    You could also exchange it, eels can grow up to 2 1/2 feet and a 20 gallon tank is really small! Look for angel fish, pictus catfish, or my fav. the red tail sharks. They are all beautiful fish but good luck in finding another fish :)
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Alison - 2012-06-06
I have just bought 3 fab eels! They are so much fun to watch!

I'm struggling to find out how often they should be fed and how much?

I have 3 peacock spiny eels, one about 6 inches the other 2 slightly smaller.

I have been feeding them once at night, 2 frozen mini bloodworm cubes, i will be buying some earthworms soon. I have tried them on brine shrimp and they werent impressed!

Is that amount ok for them, or should i feed more? or less? Help!

Alison

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-06-06
    That should be fine as long as you are seeing them eat.
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Tony - 2012-04-18
So I purchased a peacock eel, and after reading some posts, mine is nothing like any of the others. He/she does not bury himself/herself in the rocks, and I have not seen it eat anything either. Any ideas??????

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-18
    What foods are you using and what time of day?
  • Anonymous - 2012-04-18
    I feed it freeze dried bloodworms once in the morning. Also it is all over the tank like it is looking for something. It is very active all the time. Just now I found it 'playing' in the bubbles. Is this wierd???
  • Anonymous - 2012-04-24
    Try feeding it frozen blood worms, I know it sounds weird since it won't eat the freeze dried ones. But I have peacock eels in both my tanks and neither one likes the freeze dried ones but will eat the frozen ones. Take a cube of frozen blood worms and used some warm water to break them apart and then put some in the tank. That is my best advice.
  • Anonymous - 2012-04-24
    No, it's not weird that your eel plays in the bubbles. I'm not sure what joy they get out of doing it, but mine does that all the time.
  • Anonymous - 2012-05-14
    My eel loves blackworms and when we can't get blackworms we dig some worms in the garden and put them through a wet roll oat mixture for a day .
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sanket dixit - 2012-04-13
I want to ask u is peacock eel compatible with goldfish pls i need answer in hurry cause i have kept it also is peacock eel compatible with apple snail

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-13
    Both should be fine as long as it is to big to fit in the eels mouth.
  • sanket dixit - 2012-04-15
    thanks for telling me
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-15
    No problem. Hope all works out.
  • Anonymous - 2012-04-24
    You are good to go, I have three goldfish in with an eel and they are all perfectly content. Goldfish are slow moving fish, so this should allow your eel to feel very comfortable and will come out more.
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christian - 2012-04-19
Can the bala shark, spiny eel and a angel fish get a long?
Also what food should I feed them?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-19
    The bala shark is going to get around 16 inches and probably see your angel fish as food. I wouldn't risk it.
  • christian - 2012-04-20
    Well I may not keep the bala when he gets to big. Giving him to my aunt. She has bigger tanks (not that there's not room 75gal tank)
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