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Old 07-19-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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Just got a snowflake eel.

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Does anyone have any advice on the care of snowflake eels? We got one today to add to our 55 gallon tank.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:51 PM   #2
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easy to care for just make sure you have lots of caves for it to hide and a secure lid because they will escape
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:00 PM   #3
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Will snowflake eels bother my star fish that are hiding in the live rock? Do the shed their skin?
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:16 PM   #4
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they might eat crustaceans and snails but starfish most likely not. snowflake eels do not shed their skin but if he gets out of the water they will shed their slime coat
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He will kill and eat everything that will fit in his mouth, crabs, snalls and fish, as he gets bigger your fish WILL be a meal, sorry
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They are strong and can knock a lid off if its not secure. How I lost mine years ago and I had a brick on the lid! He was about 24" long at the time .
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Greg- this worries me as I am looking to rescue a 15" snowflake this weekend. What kind of tank was yours in? I've heard that acrylic tanks, with lips around the edges (with holes) make it more difficult for them to get out, as they go up the edges. What do you think? I'd like to get one, but not if I think it's gonna jump ship.
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:36 PM   #8
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They will get out of the tiniest hole
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He can jump thru a hole you would bet he couldn't get thru. He can also jump and knock a unsecured top right off. Morays are all muscle. But they are interesting.
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They will get out of the tiniest hole
So holes in relation to the size of the eel...I have not seen the one I might get, but 15" seems a decent size. Would it get through egg crate?

Sorry...not trying to hijack the thread, just figure this is good snowflake info (hopefully). I'm like 48 hrs behind and do not know much about eels. Ill be asking Toby puffer (blue spot probably) questions soon too...
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