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Old 02-16-2005, 06:59 PM   #1
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Eels in a 30g....?

Are there any eels that would work in a 30g and not outgrow it too quickly?
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Old 02-16-2005, 07:44 PM   #2
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I dont think so. The snow flake eel is the smallest and they say 60 gallons for him
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Agree, a 30gal is a bit too small for any eel.
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just curious....since eels seem to pick a hole and just peek their head out once in awhile and to feed....why would a larger tank be recommended? Is it because of the bioload? Thanks.
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Is it because of the bioload?
That is the biggest reason.
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I have one and it is always swimming around and looking for new places to hide. They are really cool. It is in my 73 gallon. Its sometimes hard to find when I try to feed it.

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Old 02-21-2005, 06:47 AM   #7
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For a 30 gal tank there are a number of dwarf morays growing anywhere from 3-4" to 10", one such as the dwarf Golden Moray that grows a max of 10".

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what eel maxes out at 3-4"?

Good call on the golden but, I've found them very hard to find and at a high price when you do. Somewhere around 400.00 range. I found this site selling them. http://www.overnightfish.com/item--B...--F-EEL15.html and they say they are difficult to keep. Saltwaterfish.com has something called a banana eel for 199.00. I'm not sure it's the same eel since they don't give the scientific name. Also, the size they list is the shipping size, not the adult size.
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There are a good number of dwarf morays that grow even at 8", but here are five that grow even less

Gymnothorax parini Under 3"
Anarchias leucurus 4"+
Scuticaria okinawae under 4"
Anarchias galapagensis 5"+
Anarchias allardicei 6"+
Eels over all are very hardy once they adapt to captivity, and the main key is their water quality and a nutritional diet over all. But perhaps you heard from time to time people lost their eel from ich This in most cases is because hobbyists over stock their tank with as many fish as they can put in their tanks Eels can and could become overly stress out from a crowded tank
Just for the fun of it, which moray you think is the longest of the species
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Ok, I did a search for the first two you have listed and decided I needed to go no farther. Although these are small species, they are not eels that would be readily available to the average hobbyist. So, the smallest, most commonly found eels would be something like the snowflake or the banded eels, both of which would be a bit much for a 30 gal tank.
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