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    The guy at my LFS was trying to convince me to buy a fire eel, but I was a little skeptical... from what I've read they would be okay for my tank, but I wanted to hear some testimonials... any suggestions?

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    what size tank and what else is in the tank would be beneficial for us to know before we suggest anything

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    they are pretty fun I had 1 for 4 years then gave donated him to my lfs. you can train them and teach them tricks and their fun to hand feed

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatzeSlaugen
    what size tank and what else is in the tank would be beneficial for us to know before we suggest anything
    Agreed. No suggestions can be made without this information.
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    29g sand bottom w/ caves and DW... pH headed down to ~6

    I only wanted the information in general, I don't particularly like eel-looking fish, but could I keep a small one if I so choose?

    Thanks guys.

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    the problem lies in the word small. your looking at a fish capable of being over a foot long and 4inch around. the size would be too much for a 29gal. ive been reading about fire eels for quite a while and got a 75gal tank with the intention of getting one, but ended up deciding that it wasnt big enough (in my opinion anyways)

    on a side note a stable ph is much better for fish than having a tank at a desired but unstable ph if thats what you mean by headed down to 6ish

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    We have some info here on the forum about them

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/mix/fireeels.php

    As they can grow to be over 3 feet in the first year or so, you may want to up-grade your tank to a much larger one.



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    Thanks everybody and I only included the pH in because I am slowly lowering it for better success rates in breeding rams, just wanted to make sure it wasn't a fish that required alkaline water.

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    As they can grow to be over 3 feet in the first year or so, you may want to up-grade your tank to a much larger one.
    That is absolutely crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquaticgardening
    they are pretty fun I had 1 for 4 years then gave donated him to my lfs. you can train them and teach them tricks and their fun to hand feed
    Thanks for sharing your experience!!

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    ah gotchya on the PH, good luck on the breeding!

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