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Misc - Aquarium Eels Species
(Peacock Eels, Zig Zag Eels, Tire Track Eels, Fire Eels)

Aquarium Eels Species > Quick Stats
Food: They will also eat Ghost Shrimp and small fish about the size of Guppies and Neon Tetras. Eels are all predators that enjoy whole shrimp, clams, or fish about twice a week.
Breeding: Near Impossible.
Tank Conditions: They can live in most any basic aqaurium conditions, but requrire a strong filter due to the heavy bioloads. A well sealed aquarium lid is a must, because these animals are very good at escaping.

This site was created to get straight to the point. Below are some tips on keeping Aquarium Eels. Send any additional information or questions to Ask An Expert

Aquarium Eel Species

Compatibility:
Eels are good with all Gouramis, all Barbs including Tinfoil Barbs, all Rainbows, a school of Bala Sharks, one Red Tail Shark or one Rainbow Shark, and a school of Clown Loaches.

Aquarium Eels Species: Key Points, Tips & Tricks - Eels Q/A

  1. Stable water conditions, tempature and PH are very important to eels.
  2. Eels can be aggresive in small or overcrowded tanks.
  3. They will also eat Ghost Shrimp and small fish about the size of Guppies and Neon Tetras.
  4. Eels are not good tank mates for small fish.
  5. A well-sealed aquarium lid is mandatory because eels can easily escape.
  6. Some have teeth to crush their prey.
  7. Some reuse food so they only need feed every 2-3 weeks.
  8. Breeding is very difficult.
  9. Eels tend to be nocturnal.
  10. Eels can grow from 1 - 3 Feet in length.

Aquarium Eels Species: DO'S - Eels Q/A

  1. Create a low light environment for your eels, there eyes are very sensitive.
  2. 2 things they need are places to hide and room to swim.
  3. Eels are all predators that enjoy whole shrimp, clams, or fish about twice a week. Most eels are very communal, only bothering things they perceive as being food.
  4. A well sealed aquarium lid is a must, because these animals are very good at escaping.

Aquarium Eels Species: DONT'S - Eels Q/A

  1. Don't try to use a small filter. Eels produce a good bit of bioload.
  2. Choose a filter that will cycle the water near 8 times an hour.

Saltwater Eels

Freshwater Eels Care Sheet - PETCO.com

Saltwater Eels Care Sheet - PETCO.com

Follow the above recommendations and you should have a joyful Aquarium Eel experience. Send any questions, comments or pictures to Ask An Expert If you are interested in helping out visit our contributions page.




References/Further Reading


Vierke, J. 1986 Vierke's Aquarium Book. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 352 pp.


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