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which Spiny eel should i get for my "african mixed tank

Postby johnchor » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:46 am

hi folks,

i currently keeping a 4X1.5X1.5 69gallon tank
stock list as below:
3 yellow labs
3 P.acei
3 mainganos
1 rusty
3 P.Nyerreri
1 S.Fryeri
1 N.bichardi
1 Syndontis catfish

i was looking for some more common eels

1) Fire eel Mastacembelus erythrotaenia
2) Tire tracked eel Mastacembelus armatus
3) one stripe eel Macrognathus aral

personally i like the tire track alot but it grows to 3FT! :P

so i was thinking to get the one stripe eel Macrognathus aral :drooling:

which eel is best bet for me?

thanks
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Postby AfricanLove » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:21 pm

Um from others I've heard no eels unless there african. But im going to get one in the next few weeks, and if he gets picked on ill return him. PS im getting a peacock eel
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Postby jd lover » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:13 pm

tire track and fire are all too big for your tank

my opinion? dont get an eel for a cichlid tank
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Postby johnchor » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:50 am

good luck bro

peacock eels are nice and friendly to other fishes. :thumb:
update us if you have good success.


AfricanLove wrote:Um from others I've heard no eels unless there african. But im going to get one in the next few weeks, and if he gets picked on ill return him. PS im getting a peacock eel
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Postby johnchor » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:37 am

hi folks

i have read that the true tire track eel is Mastacembelus favus and not Mastacembelus armatus.
Mastacembelus favus grows to 70cm max

maybe i should reconsider either Mastacembelus favus or Mastacembelus aral.

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