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spiny eels

Discussion in 'Oddball's institute' started by didz04, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. didz04

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    Hi

    Not sure if i will get a response as not as active this section. But does anyone know if the small spiny eels get on with most community fish? Are there any special requirement for them. I know sand will be and tight hood. Also some tubes for them to hide in. Are they easy going fish to care for?
     
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    Thanks for the link. Has anyone had experience with them. I saw some at lfs shop with other community fish and they looked like they just do their own thing. Only looking into the smaller eels. There are different ones like the zigzag eel and peacock eel are they all the same in activeness and care? Which one would be advised to try for a beginner?
     
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    all the spiny eels are easy to care for once eating. Its the eating that is the issue. I have always found that if they do not eat frozen food then you will need either earth worms that wriggle or live bloodworm etc to get thm eating. Once they feed and settle in they thrive.
    They are also decent predators and the their jaws extend a fair bit when they yawn and are capable of taking fish quite easily although if well fed they tend not to bother
     

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