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Old 12-11-2011, 08:11 PM   #1
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eel!!! :(

He jumped out and i found him dead on the floor this morning !!! Snowflake Moray Eel
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You didnt have a lid? :/
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:17 PM   #3
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Ya seriously you NEED A LID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why would you get an eel and not a lid??????????????? I would research these things before hand.
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Sorry about your eel.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:20 PM   #5
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I don't think yelling at him is gonna bring he's eel back or make him feel any better about the situation. It happened. Lesson learned. Sorry for your loss brother...
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He jumped out and i found him dead on the floor this morning !!! Snowflake Moray Eel
Sorry man, that sucks. Unfortunately many fish/eel species are prone to tank jumping (especially if there's anything in the tank causing them stress)...

Awful way to learn it, and you definitely have my sympathy/empathy. But do yourself a favor and get a top for your tank before rushing out to replace him. Keeps stuff in that should be in, and keeps anything from falling in that shouldn't be.
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The reason your eel jumped out is because it was in a 10 gallon tank. Even a baby snowflake eel cant live comfortably in those conditions, and it will be stressed. That is probably what caused it to jump. It sucks i know. Hopefully your luck will improve
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The reason your eel jumped out is because it was in a 10 gallon tank. Even a baby snowflake eel cant live comfortably in those conditions, and it will be stressed. That is probably what caused it to jump. It sucks i know. Hopefully your luck will improve
Ah didnt realize this was the guy "temporarily" housing his eel in the 10G.

Yea, that would definitely explain it. Quite frankly, I wouldn't house ANYTHING in a tank that small without a top of some kind - only so much space for them to fill!
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