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22inch fire eel and tank size

Discussion in 'Eels' started by pauly187, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. pauly187

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    well ill make this short
    my fire eel is in a 6ft long by 2feet high and 19inch depth tank about 135 gallons give or tank haha
    everyone says im not over stocked with my current stock list which is as followed
    1 fire eel
    1 oscar
    1 comman pleco
    but will the fire eel need a bigger tank
    and if so doesnt this mean im over stocked?
    i no the comman pleco may need a bigger tank down the road
    idk im a little commfussed hoping you guys can help out
    oh ps:
    filtration is
    1 AC110
    1 FX5
    soon to be 2 fx5 in the next month or so
    so i should be running two fx5's and dumping the 110
     
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    That tank looks empty.. if your filtration is holding up your are not overstocked.

    Now in the future the tank my be too small for both the oscar and eel (2 foot wide is what I see for minimum) but right now it seems fine
     
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    You need more fish.
     
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    get a ray. :D
     
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    ya i should
    but its for the best cause im planning for when the fish are full grown then it wont look so empty
    a 12inch oscar
    a 3ft fire eel
    and a 19inch pleco
    will the tank up pretty quick i think
     
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    This is exactly the setup I have been looking to switch to down the road, but idk if the fire eel could stay in my 135 when it is bigger. All the sites say 180 or bigger, but I have been looking at peoples' setups on here, and no one seems to have them in tanks that big for the most part... Any more input for paulie and myself?
     
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    or u could do 2 bichir.
     
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    fire eel will need an upgrade soon
     
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    when you say soon
    HOW soon?
    to mean hes fine for the next year
    i wasnt thinking of upgrading for at least another year
    hes not a fast grower
    like an oscar fish would be
    i can maintain water quality so far with ease
    just wondering?
    also
    why is it that ppl say a 180 for a fire eel?
    is this for bio resons and being able to maintain water quality
    if this is the case then you would need a larger tank than 180 if you want tank mates right?
     
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