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Will an american eel eat my sunfish

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#1 Guest_fishtanker_*

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:06 PM

I have always been fascinated by eels, we used to accidentally catch them fishing. I have a sunfish tank with blue gill and warmouth. If I get an american eel, 10 inches or so from a bait shop, what are the chances he will eat his tankmates. My fish are all about 5 inches, except for one small warmouth. I hear they bite and go into an alligator death roll, but I'm not sure if they try that with fish that large. Thanks for your info.


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Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:45 PM

I found an eel, years ago in the mud on the bank of a pond in a mud ball, it was winter time. I put it in a 40 gal tank I had( and still have) it ate feeders, and eventually crawled out, much to the glee of my cat. keep your lid on tight.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 08:45 AM

I was keeping a foot long eel with some 3 inch sunfish and never saw more than the occasional warning nip as the eel tried to defend his cave.

#4 Guest_fishtanker_*

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 10:56 AM

Excellent. Thanks for your great answers.


#5 Guest_factnfiction101_*

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 01:46 PM

Eels are no longer in my river :(

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