Animal Stories - Freshwater Eels


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brittaney vanzant - 2011-11-22
Does anyone know where I can buy an ocellated african eel?

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marylou - 2011-11-20
I just bought strip peacock eel for the looks. I'm learning as I go.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-21
    It is best to go slow and learn. Sounds like a good start.
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john - 2011-10-05
where can you get these and how do you care for them?

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john - 2011-09-25
Just out of curiosity, at a certain size would it be okay to feed them feeder minnows, if so what size?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2011-09-25
    If your peacock eel, Macrognathus siamensis, is a large enough adult, you may be able to feed it feeder minnows. Feeder minnows are kind of large for their mouths normally, and they usually do better with blood worms. You'll just have to try it and see if it eats them without much difficulty.
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Amy Lark-Rakow - 2011-08-30
These fish definately get larger then 12 inches. I have 2... the smaller one is just under 12 inches while the other is nearing 16 inches and both are less then 1yr old... Very similar care/personalities to M. Armatus ( Tire track )

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Anonymous - 2009-03-15
I have a pair of them over 2 feet. I hand feed them in a 120 gallon tank. They can be quite entertaining, they like beef strips when nothing live is available. Is there a group of electric eel lovers to contact, I"m currently not available on line but can be contacted by snail mail. mike okeefe RR#2 wilde road powell river B.C CANADA V8A-4Z3 .

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  • rea ann - 2010-05-13
    Trisha and I got hit.
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Holly - 2011-05-01
So my striped peacock female has laid eggs in my aquarium. My concern is that I do not have a male, as it has been said there is hardly any difference in a female to make it easy for me to find a male for her. She actually lives in at 10 gallon tank and I'm about to move her to 20 or 20+ tank so she has more room. Besides that would breeding be encouraged for the species? if I got another female by mistake would they get along, also with this is cross breeding possible by chance? Thanks.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-02
    Peacock eels are peaceful and will get along with most things. They will get along with other Peacock eels, but you should get one approsimately the same size. If you are going to do that, you probably want a larger tank than 20 gallon. The females from the males can not be distinguised and to the best of our knowledge, they have not been bred in captivity. You might want to check out the article in Animal World that is attached. Hey no hardm in try to breed them, you could be a first.
  • Dr Harpar - 2011-07-19
    If you intend to upgrade the tank do it as soon as possible. Nothing less than 35 gallons is required to house these eels. I hope you make the right choice and upgrade that tank. and no, they rarely breed in captivity and has only been documented a couple of times.
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nick - 2011-05-22
I just got a striped peacock eel (less than a week ago) and it makes a chirping noise. Do you know why? Have you heard this?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-23
    I can't find anything about a Peacock Eel making any sort of chirping sound. I thought it might be him hitting the sides of the tank of something inside the tank but I can find nothing. Then I looked on U-tube for Eels making sounds and they have eels but not one was making any sound. If you could film yours with the sound effects, then put it up on U-tube because I think many people would be interested.
  • Debbie - 2011-07-17
    I have had my peacock eel for 15 years and while very animated, I have never heard her make any noise.
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Todd Monaghan - 2011-07-08
How fast do the black spotted eel, and how big are they as babies or when ready to sell?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-09
    I am not real sure I understand the question. They are very small when they are babies - but I don't think that is what you meant. It is said they have not bred in captivity. When they are imported, they are about 20 inches.
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Animal-World info on Tiretrack Eel
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jack - 2011-06-17
I have a 12 inch tire track, a small rope, and a good amount of gouramis and bottom feeders. There is some hiding spots, but today I noticed something absolutely insane. A new 6 inch Tire track wrapped around the heater. How is that possible? I could understand seeing some small fry if I purchased my Tire preggers, but a 6 inch without me noticing is completely impossible right?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-18
    Obviously it is possible, it happened. Could have come from the store and just didn't notice and it hid.
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