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COMMON NAME:
Eels!

Will not go into specific detail here, If you need more info about a particular species, by all means e-mail me for more information.
There are several different species of freshwater eels, as well as many fish who are actually mistaken as eels. The Bichir, LungFish and more commonly, Rope-Fish are often taken for eels.
Some of the more commonly found eels within the home aquariums are those of the Fire Eel, Peacock or Spot-Finned Spiny Eel.
As I run across pictures, or pics are sent into me, I will list requirements for each individual eel. Watch out for individual links to be posted at the bottom of this page.

COMMENTS:
Great fun to watch, even better to train to be hand fed. Have been known to swallow to large of a section of live worm or other foods and actually drown in the tank, This one is best left to the experienced hobbist.

EEL LINKS:

Rope Fish

Kuhlii-Loaches, the poor-mans eel, looks like one, So I am including it here.

EELS!


The Spot-Finned Spiny Eel, or Peacock Eel, or Macrognathus siamensis
Probably the most common household eel, general water requirements are as follows
pH=6.7, Hardness of 7, Temp of 28c or 82F., needs a medium tank 30 gallon minimum, 50 gallon or larger is prefered.


The White Spot Spiny Eel, or Tiretrack Eel, or Mastacembelus armatus
A very common household eel, general water requirements are as follows
pH=7.0, Hardness of 8, Temp of 26c or 78F., needs a medium tank 30 gallon minimum, 50 gallon or larger is prefered.


The Fire Eel, or Mastacembelus erythrotaenia
A very common household eel, general water requirements are as follows
pH=7.0, Hardness of 8, Temp of 26c or 78F., needs a large tank 400l ( 100 gallon ) is prefered.


Well its a rope-fish on the right, but what eel is that on the left?? Have any ideas?? send em to me.


Rope Fish, see the link in the left hand column for more info.