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Old 03-03-2012, 06:35 PM   #11
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:52 AM   #13
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My new avitar is a spotted moray that I liked to feed. He was about 4' long and very near sighted as all morays are. You have to be careful when feeding them and let go of the food just inches from his jaws or he will not smell it. When he does, his strike is as fast as a snakes. I fed all sorts of moreys for years and never got bit, but did have to abandon my scuba gear once as a big morey got into it with me looking for more food. Not recommended you do this by hand at home.
If you look on YouTube (and I saw the full story on the Discovery Channel I beleive), there is a guy who hand fed a very large green moray (I think) hot dogs. It got his thumb one day and wrneched it off. They actually removed his second largest toe and surgically replaced his thumb with it. Neat story but lesson learned.

I snorkeled in Hawaii and they had a sign on the beach warning of the dangers of the local wild life that was made up like a cartoon. They had a moray singing "Put your hand in a crack and you won't get it back. That's a moray!" (To be sung to the tune of "That's amore."
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That's hilarious, not the guy getting bit put the tune.
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WOW, I would love to do that! Was it difficult getting your SCUBA license?
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Thanks for sharing,,great shots
I saw that video also
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WOW, I would love to do that! Was it difficult getting your SCUBA license?
No, but you need to be comfortable in the water and know how to swim. I worked as a assistant dive instructor for a few years and we taught many different kind of people how to dive. Kids learned fast because they have no fear...but they are a bit of a challenge because of this as well.

And yes, feeding Morays is very dangerous. A bit like feeding sharks. Not recommended to ANYBODY. It is what I chose to do and was lucky to not get a scratch. Using a feeding stick is recommended, but the problem is the fish will smell your food and may become quite aggressive in trying to rob you of it.
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No, but you need to be comfortable in the water and know how to swim. I worked as a assistant dive instructor for a few years and we taught many different kind of people how to dive. Kids learned fast because they have no fear...but they are a bit of a challenge because of this as well.
Lol ya i went scuba diving last spring! Im very comfortable in the water red sea, so it was definitly easy. We actually saw a moray, and some massive pipe fish. Even witnessed probably 30 yellow tang cleaning a sea turtle's shell

I plan on getting my full scuba certification for my birthday in a month
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The business end of a very large Jew Fish. About the size of a small couch. You would probably need at least a 90 gallon aquarium to house this fish...
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If it was the size of a small couch, wouldn't you need like a 900 gallon to house him
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