Fire Coral Eel

gunny03

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I was looking at the fire coral eel and saw that they get to a max size of 2 feet in the home aquarium. I have a 72gal bow front, do you think I would be able to house one in that? Are they compatible with corals, and other fish?
 

Hormigaquatica

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For their size, they are fairly aggressive. I used to work with one that would come after my hand every time I went to clean his tank (had that fish for a long time too). I think a 72 would be OK for him, as they arent very active. Lots of hiding spots, and keep the tankmates to a minimum- they will eat anything that will fit in their mouth, and a few things that wont. You may have an issue finding tank mates that are fast, and large, enough to keep with him that are still appropriate for a tank that size.
 
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