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Sand Compatibility With Fire Eel

Postby Caity » Thu May 25, 2017 9:52 pm


I have a 90 gallon Cichlid tank that includes 5 Cichlids, 1 Blood Parrot, 1 Plecostomus, 1 Pictus Catfish, and 1 Fire Eel.

Currently, I have gravel in the tank. (the person I bought the tank from on CL already had it in there) I would like to replace it with Pool Filter Sand, as I was reading on this forum a lot of y'all do.

But my main concern is my Fire Eel. Does anyone know if Fire Eels are compatible with sand? He likes to burrow in the gravel. I know some things are not compatible with Fire Eels because the don't have scales.

I realize that this is a Cichlid forum and not a Fire Eel forum, but I was hoping someone might know, so please don't bash me for asking my question here. Be nice to a poor Autistic girl, lol.

Thanks in advance for help!

~ Caity

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Re: Sand Compatibility With Fire Eel

Postby james1983 » Fri May 26, 2017 8:31 am

I would think the sand would be much easier for him to borrow in.
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Re: Sand Compatibility With Fire Eel

Postby tanker3 » Fri May 26, 2017 2:27 pm

I think the eel would love the PFS more.
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Re: Sand Compatibility With Fire Eel

Postby [email protected] » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:47 am

I agree with both james1983 and tanker3.

I have a peacock eel and he loves the sand in my tank.
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