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    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?

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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!

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    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

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    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!
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    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

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