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Old 05-05-2006, 02:55 PM   #1
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Bioload after adding an eel

I'm about to add a zebra moray (about 14") to my 110 gallon tank. I have had only 2 clowns and a yellow tang in the tank for a year. I had some issues with my water and didnt' want to add anything until it was all set. Now, I want to add this eel. I have almost 200lbs of live rock in the system (including in my 50g sump/fuge).

Should my bioload 'catch up' with adding this eel after having such a small bioload for so long? I'm not sure how this works exactly?

Also, would it be pushing it adding a lawmower blenny at the same time (he's been in QT for 3 weeks) - - I know my timing stinks, I just don't want to keep the blenny in QT for much longer and my lfs just got a zebra in today. I want to snatch him up before anyone else does. Ideally, I'd like to get them both into my display relative soon, but obviously after having 3 fish for a year I DO have the patience to wait if nec.

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Old 05-05-2006, 03:03 PM   #2
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I think you will be ok adding both of them at the same time, in a well established tank. I would monitor the water closely and maybe a few partial water changes if neccesary. Also keep in mind that eels do not need to eat every day. you would be fine feeding "him" only twice a week, and it is not uncommon for them to not eat for a week when first introduced. Due to those to things IMO the bioload will be ok. I am waiting to setup my new tank and them I will be getting a zebra moray. Here are a few links that I have found very useful. Good luck!

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/zebramor.htm
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/zebramfa.htm
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Old 05-05-2006, 03:27 PM   #3
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...and it is not uncommon for them to not eat for a week when first introduced.
Good, maybe my hitchhiker pistol shrimp will last a couple days.
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He might be a little more interested little live snack.
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I'd keep a close eye on your levels and make a couple PWC over the next few weeks if you do decide to get "him". I had a snowflake for a while and eels IMO are very intresting creatures. HTH
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