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Old 05-09-2012, 01:51 AM   #1
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im thinking would a eel be a good in a reef tank

I would like to put a eel in my tank any suggestions or concerned do you think this is a good idea
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:51 AM   #2
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Well it will eat all inverts and small fish + knock over your coral. Lol bad idea
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Well it will eat all inverts and small fish + knock over your coral. Lol bad idea
Even a riven eel
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Depends on how big of a tank and the type of eel.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:50 PM   #5
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If you have a 125 you could get a zebra eel. It'll knock over stuff and eat inverts but won't touch a fish. I currently have a black edge moray in my tank but others predators. Mines a reef also.
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I would suggest a small snowflake. I have one that's doing pretty well in my 75 gallon. Once he got settled he didn't knock anything over. And I only have snails and large hermits. He doesn't eat them very often but I could imagine shrimp could be an issue.
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Also keep in mind that eels are messy eaters. An eel will not do well with things like SPS corals, since they need pristine water conditions. Things should be ok with softies and some LPS.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:58 AM   #8
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Yeah I would say that when. I had my zebra eel he was pretty mellow. But it's the feeding that concerned me.
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