- Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
- Maximum size: 18"
- Water temperature: 72-82° F
- Swimming level: Bottom
- Experience level: Intermediate
- Tank Setup: 55+ gallons, lightly planted plus rocks and driftwood for hiding places
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.
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