item: 4033628

Peacock Eel

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Old Price $ 17.99
$ 17.99
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Oakville
2501 Hyde Park Gate
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product highlights

  • 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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Peacock Eel
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<!--begin-bvseo-reviews--> <!--begin-reviews--> <div id="bvseo-reviewsSection"> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="32976265"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Peacock Eel" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">CatsRock</span> from <span itemprop="name">Enjoyable</span> <span itemprop="description">Buy it! You won't be sorry. Very fast and easy to care for. Mine LOVED walfers! Cute and funny,... Pretty much anything you want in a fish. But they do like to hide a lot! Give ' em some hiding places! Overall great fish! I would recommend them. :O)</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2012-07-08</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2012-07-08" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="176430538"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Peacock Eel" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Nosie</span> from <span itemprop="name">Love the eel</span> <span itemprop="description">Bought about a month ago and love it, at first was shy but now he&rsquo;s active</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2017-11-22</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2017-11-22" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="52418608"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Peacock Eel" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">MasonAlex</span> from <span itemprop="name">Eels are Easy &amp; Unique</span> <span itemprop="description">My 8 year old fell in love with eels and wanted one for his birthday 2 and half years ago. We ended up buying 2 tanks and 2 eels. The two week, the baby eels lived together as the second tank wasn't ready. When second tank got ready, we separated them. The eel that got separated from first tank started to seem strange, my son kept saying he is unhappy without his friend. The books we had read, said don't have the eels live together. It looked like he was dying, so we took him out and put him back in first tank with his friend. Wa-laa! He perked up and the two of them have been together ever since. No problems. They are both over 12 inches and we do not have a large tank. We have sand bottom for them and feed them blood worms. They are super easy and great fun to watch in the dark at night when they come out to play and eat.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2014-01-10</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2014-01-10" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="22956572"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Peacock Eel" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">AquaDeus</span> from <span itemprop="name">Great Fish</span> <span itemprop="description">Striped Peacock Eels are not actual eels, but spiny fish, but that's probably the only thing that is not cool about this fish. Very intelligent, (Mr. Bigglesworth) allows me to hand-feed him earthworms, and plays tricks on me! Make sure the water level in the tank is not level with the filter output, leave a minimum of 1&quot; or else they will escape into the filter; mine gets in the filter when I leave the room and comes back out when I come to see where he is! Eats pretty much only earthworms (red wrigglers), not aggressive at all, mine won't even eat ghost shrimp! Enjoys sand over rocky-substrate, needs big rock cave or log to hide in! Overall, great fish!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2011-07-29</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2011-07-29" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="53403574"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Peacock Eel" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">kman123</span> from <span itemprop="name">he's great!</span> <span itemprop="description">got him home and he was very active then after a wile he began to get active/slow which meant he was getting used to the tank! for the first month i fed him fish-flakes.he ate them OK but i had nothing else to feed him (at the moment),then we went out and bought him the blood worms and he loves them! overall great pet for any tank,just do your research on animals! :)</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2014-01-26</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2014-01-26" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="45398563"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Peacock Eel" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">AlexaL</span> from <span itemprop="name">Best Choice</span> <span itemprop="description">First of all I have to say, if you want one , you have to have a BIG tank!!! We bought our eel about two month ago. The first two weeks he was hiding , almost didn't eat anything ( we fed him frozen blood worms). We then bought ghost shrimp (12 of them) and after 1 week they were almost all gone!!! We now hand feed him earth worms in combination with the ghost shrimp that he hunts and he loves it!! He is very active during the day and is now about 6 inches long. Very INTELLIGENT and ACTIVE animal! Nice to watch!!!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2013-08-29</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2013-08-29" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="51270358"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Peacock Eel" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">wolfmankb</span> from <span itemprop="name">great eel</span> <span itemprop="description">I had bought an eel about 1 year ago. Loved to watch it swim. It was about 6 inches when it was bought and almost 12 inches when, my cichlids killed it. I sold the cichilds time to get another eel. 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