Popular Freshwater Fish!

Uncle Bill's Pet Centers carries a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater fish, and selection may vary by store location.  Here are some of the most popular freshwater fish Uncle Bill's offers - but it is not a complete listing of all the fish we have available at any given time.  This list as well as our in-store availability fluctuates and is updated regularly.  Please note this information on each fish's page is for your reference only, and any advice acquired from these listings is to be used at your own discretion.

Fire Eel

Facts and Information

fire eel

One of the largest of the spiny eels, the fire eel grows to over three feet and has a body thickness of four to six inches.  The body is dark brown to black with bright red, orange and yellow markings along the sides of the body and around the gill covers.  They are predatory, feeding on shrimps and fish in the rivers of Burma, Thailand, Borneo, and Sumatra. Juveniles feed on small crustaceans and insect larvae.  While they are young, they tolerate each other well, but as they mature, they will not.

PH Levels - 6 to 8

Hardness Levels - 70 to 320 ppm

Temperature - 72 to 82°F

Level of Difficulty - Level 3

Size - Jumbo

Aggression Level - 6

Possible Tankmates - Eels

glow fish tetras

yellow cichlid labidochromis caeruleus