How much should i be feeding my fire eels? - Mastacembelus erythrotaenia

Akeno071

Jack Dempsey
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Hello,

I have 2 Fire eels, of which are length 7" each.
These fish have recently come to consume 6-8
cubes of frozen bloodworm in a single night.

Is this the normal amount, or are we overfeeding them?

Here an videos of them feeding.


Thanks.
 

tommybhermitage

Piranha
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Get them on earthworms, or red worms. Bloodworms are not healthy for them all the time, it might take some time but they will take that. I got mine to eat worms and shrimp, he got a lot bigger in 2 months than the year he was on bloodworms.
 

Akeno071

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We don't really have the capacity to get a reliable source of earthworms or red worms?

Is there any that is regularly available at fish shops or supermarkets?
 
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