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#1 ShadowElite951


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Posted 04 June 2006 - 11:57 AM

Tire-Track Eel

Mastacemelus Armatus

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Native Habitat: Swamps and rivers of southeastern Asia.
Size: 30-36 inches
Min Tank Size: 125 Gallons
Suggested Care Level: Moderate
Water conditions: pH: 6.5-7.0, Temp: 72-78*F, Prefers a few teaspoons of salt per gallon.
Diet: LIVE WORMS! Blackworms, Bloodworms, Tubifex, Earthworms... They will eat fish small enough to be swallowed.
Temperment: Peaceful, tends to ignore they're tankmates. Never have multiple Tire-Track Eels in the same tank.
Suggested tank mates: Any fish larger then they can swallow.
Breeding: Impossible in aqaurium.
Personal observations, Advice: Have a fine gravel or sandy substrate as they love to burrow. Provide may caves and hiding spaces and cover up the top of your aquarium and filters. They are master escape artists.

#2 Christopher



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Posted 04 June 2006 - 06:10 PM

Wonderful profile! Thanks for adding it! :D

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 11:52 PM

Awesome! Thanks for the addition!
Anyone, feel free to add your experience with the fish in question below :)

I've never kept one, but i sure do want to now ^^

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 01:00 PM

I have had 4 and let me tell you they are WONDERFUL fish to own. However make sure every little hole is covered cuz I los all mine to jumping.........LOL. Oh and they will NOT eat anything but fresh or frozen type foods.

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 05:15 PM

Good to know.. :tup:

Are most eels like that? I know the fire eel at work was like that...

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