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striped peacock eel

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Post Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:22 am
rexpepper651 Level 3 Member
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so how big do these get? i cant find a straight answer. says from 6- 24 inches and everything inbetween! i want an eel or eel like fish but i dont want a 2 foot long beast. i have a 55g tank and want something out of the norm like that to put in there. i have kuhli loaches but they hide and are never seen.

Post Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:29 pm
yoimbrian Level 3 Member
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They aren't huge as far as freshwater eels go. My understanding is they get to the 12" mark quick enough, then grow really slow from there. I doubt they'd ever get 2 feet though. It also depends on how much ou feed and water temperature. Keep the water a little colder it'll slow them down quite a bit.

55 would be pushing it but maybe ok. If in 2 or 3 years he is too big would you be willing to get a 125 gallon tank for him?

Post Sat May 31, 2014 7:49 pm
wannabiggertank Level 1 Member
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And they jump, gotta have the tank totally covered. I've lost 2 that jumped out during the night and were found non-living on the floor in the morning

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