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Peacock Eel

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Online orders Save 10% on select merchandise. Savings will automatically reflect in the shopping cart with the purchase of qualifying merchandise. Maximum value $150. Offer not valid on gift cards, gift certificates, previous purchases, charitable donations and may exclude all or select items from the following brands: Blue Buffalo®, CatMouse, Eukanuba®, Fluval®, Greenies®, Grreat Choice®, High Tech Pet®, Hill’s® Ideal BalanceTM, Hill’s® Science Diet®, Hill’s® Prescription Diet®, KONG®, Kurgo®, MidWest Homes for Pets, Natural Balance®, NutroTM Max®, NutroTM UltraTM, Pedigree®, Pet Gear, PetSafe®, Purina® Pro Plan®, Royal Canin®, Sunbeam®, Wellness®, XPOWER, iFamCareTM. Offer may not be combined with other promotional offers or discounts. Terms and conditions of this offer are subject to change at the sole discretion of PetSmart. Offer valid through December 9, 2016 @ 6:30 am EST.

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  • Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
  • Maximum size: 14"
  • Water temperature: 72-82° F
  • Swimming level: Bottom
  • Experience level: Intermediate
  • Tank Setup: 40+ gallons, lightly planted, plus rocks and/or driftwood
Freshwater eels can share their aquarium with other fish that are the same size or larger, but do not get along with other eels. Due to their size, eels require a long or large aquarium. Minimum aquarium size should be 29 gallons, but preferably 55 gallons or more. A good rule of thumb is one gallon of water for every one inch of full-grown fish. These fish prefer fine gravel or sand substrate on the bottom of the aquarium, as eels often burrow into the sand. They are predominantly secretive rock dwellers in nature so be sure your aquarium has plenty of hiding places such as large stones and rockwork. Since eels love to dig, use potted live plants to prevent uprooting.

Learn about the Striped Peacock Eel

Common Name
Striped Peacock Eel

Scientific Name
Macrognathus siamensis

Family
Mastacembelidae

Feeding Habits
Prefers small live foods such as crustaceans, earthworms, fish, crickets, mealworms, blood worms, glass worms, brine shrimp and tubifex worms. Frozen blood worms, brine shrimp, beef heart, plankton and glass worms are also accepted.

Compatibility
Peaceful with the same sized fish, but will eat smaller fish.

Habitat
Thailand: Decorate heavily with rocks, driftwood and live plants.

Additional Comments
Do to their adult length these are the best eels for a community aquarium. Small lobsters, crayfish, shrimp and crabs are not recommended for tankmates as they will be eaten by the eel.

 

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