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One look at the Tire Track Eel and it's easy to see how they received their common name!
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I just got my track eel, but would it be ok if I feed it fishfood?
Are frozen bloodworms ok too?
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I've had my fella for about 4 months now and he will only eat frozen bloodworm, so I guess it's ok as he is in good health.
I have a tire track eel 16' long very friendly, hand fed, I gave him some raw fresh salmon and now he won't come out of his cave.. worried.. did I make him sick?
I just got my tire track eel today and petsmart said they will grow 12inches. That means u need a 20 gallon tank when it gets too big. So u can start with a 10 gallon tank!
I've had a tire track eel, he's 14 inches long, and he's my best fish. I recommend getting one.
My tire track is 7in. and is my most social and is my favorite fish. He ate blood worms from my hand the second day I had him. I have him in a 55 gal., when he gets too big I'll sell him for big bucks at my local fish store.
kevin from ky
Over the last few years I've had a couple of these guys. Only kept one at a time though, in my 55 gallon. They can be a pretty fun addition to your tank if your willing to give them the extra attention. The one I have now I named Louie. He's about 11-12 inches. I've fed him live food ever since I got him about a year ago. He was about 4 inch then. Diet mostly constists of Ghost shrimp, feeder guppies, Rosies, and small worms. He takes food right from my fingertips and his/her grip can be pretty shocking when your not expecting it. I mostly let him hunt. I only put 1 or 2 shrimp or feeder fish at a time to provide him hunting opportunities, rather than tossing a dozen shrimp or fish in and watching him gobble them up in a frenzy before they even know what hit 'em. Watching him strike out at prey from the darkened hole of his ancient tomb liar is pretty fierce. Unfortunately I've lost some of my smaller fish due to his diet (I think) but other than that he's pretty friendly. He gets along with just about everything even much bigger fish. I can hold him and bring him to the surface and he seems to know I'm around when close by. I love the guy and definately recommend to beginners or anyone for that matter
I've only had a tire track eel for 1 week, and it already eats frozen bloodworms and is hand fed, and it comes out to see you and beg for food! It seems very peaceful and leaves all the other fish, including neons, completely alone. So far, it's a good pick for some interest in the tank!
Squirmy is a 7 year old tiretrack eel and the only reason i have a fishtank. He is very friendly and will lie in my hand to eat. He fins at you when you come to the tank and when not fed fast enough (a little bit spoilt) will chase his own tail to get attention. These are great fish - they "tame" easily and can provide hours of entertainment. They are easy to look after and fairly disease resistant. I recommend them to all fish lovers