View Full Version : peacock eel

06-27-2007, 04:41 AM
i ended up buying a peacock eel at petsmart for the 55g. i was bored and asked the worker if there was any left, and they had one left. so far, he is outgoing and tolerates all of my current fish. i also read of a few sites that they do fine with tetras and catfish, angels, etc. are there any fish that they wouldnt get along with, or are they community?

06-27-2007, 05:06 AM
I have read on the net that they will eat anything they can fit in their mouths. I dont know if its true or not, just something read.

06-27-2007, 05:13 AM
even if thats true, im fine. the smallest things are black neons and they are pretty fast. he also has a small mouth, its long and pointed, so id imagine im safe.

06-27-2007, 01:12 PM
I've had a fire eel in my 72 for over a year - he looks like a fish eating machine but he's never so much as looked crosseyed at any of my other fish.

06-27-2007, 02:45 PM
He may not be able to eat anything now, but as he gets bigger it is probably just a matter of time before he gets hungry enough to go for other fish in the tank.

06-27-2007, 03:22 PM
I saw one at the lfs that was longer than a ruler and about 5 inches BIG, he was with one 2 inch fish and the fish was nipping at him!

06-27-2007, 04:13 PM
in that case, i'll keep him in the 55g for a year or 2. if i find him after other fish, he can have his own tank.

thanks for the info

06-28-2007, 08:48 PM
Mine could swallow my cories whole - he eventually will probably do just that -but I never feed him live food so *fingers crossed* he may be fine with them for a bit more

Him and my tiger botia take turns chasing each other out from under stuff!

06-28-2007, 09:13 PM
lol, i think ive seen the last of mine. i have lots of hiding places and i think hes taking space in a big hollow log