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Postby bradderz123 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:16 pm

I've been reading there are some eels native to Malawi - has anyone got one? Mastacembelus Rosette I understand. Then I read someone had one of its 'sisters' - a Fire Eel - any thoughts?
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Re: Eels

Postby Clare » Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:38 pm

I've known people keep fire eels with Malawi and they are all escape artists.

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Re: Eels

Postby bradderz123 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:37 pm

I can still remember the padding I had in every conceivable hole when keeping a moray eel!

Eels are so interesting though imo.
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Re: Eels

Postby Clare » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:49 pm

I had a tiretrack one and it escaped.... too many times. Ended up finding it dried out months later under the carpet when I pulled the carpet up lol.
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Re: Eels

Postby bradderz123 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:34 pm

Bought a Spiny Eel and have it in my breeding tank with a Bristlenose. Have got it eating which is a result from what I can gather.

It needs to grow before considering putting it in with the Malawis - but for the moment it's of oddball interest to me. I may keep it a while and then move it on or may place in the main tank - who knows!?
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Re: Eels

Postby bradderz123 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:22 pm

I really like my tire track eel. It's become more confident and comes out to feed and it's interesting to watch - at the moment it's Bristlenose tank mate keeps in firmly in check.

What size does it need to be before the Malawis won't see it as lunch? I also would like to know if the feisty botias will be safe in its company?
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Re: Eels

Postby bradderz123 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:32 pm

I'm a twit who doesn't know what a tire track looks like! I think it's a Zebra.
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Re: Eels

Postby Clare » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:11 pm

Ha ha
They need to be about 3 inches at least to go in a Malawi tank and botia will be fine.

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Re: Eels

Postby bradderz123 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:55 am

So it would be big enough as its over that size. What/how did you feed it? It 'fights' for the daphnia with the Bristlenose so I fear for it getting food with Malawis! Did yours eat the ZM?
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Re: Eels

Postby Clare » Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:57 pm

I had mine years ago. I had to feed it with a tube. No way they will get food if fed normally. I used to feed then put chopped muscle down a tube next to the eel.

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Re: Eels

Postby bradderz123 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:33 am

Sounds like a bit of a chore to me tbh - however, do like him so will see how I go.

I was kind of hoping they would be scavengers especially at night.
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Re: Eels

Postby bradderz123 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:12 pm

Really like this eel - comes out to feed and is great to see its head hanging out its hidey hole. Will keep it separate for the time being as it's got the length but I'd like it to be a bit wider I think. Hopefully if it had more 'presence' it might be happier with the Malawis.
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Re: Eels

Postby bradderz123 » Sat May 07, 2016 6:25 pm

Still growing it on. Moved a Yellow Lab in with it to see what would happen and the Eel was attached or at least it tail fin was :td:

It needs to get a lot bigger I think before I consider adding to the main tank.
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