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Old 01-09-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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Lost snowflake eel

Friday i went to feed my fish and could not find my eel anywhere i didnt think much of it but it now has been 3 days and no sign of him someone help out!!
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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Are you positive its not hidden in the rocks somewhere? I've heard that they can get out of small openings in the top and usually end up on the floor. I've also heard of them ending up in sumps/fuges.

I plan to get one in the near future (just need to find a LFS that had one) and this stuff worries me.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:42 PM   #3
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I have had two escapes and both times I was lucky to find it in the sump. If you have a sump look there and in the filter bags also. One time my eel squeezed itself into a mounting hole on my sump pump. Also look around the outside and underneath your stand if you can. If it got out of the tank there should be a slimy film leading you to it. Good luck, they are quite the escape artists at times.
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Are you positive its not hidden in the rocks somewhere? I've heard that they can get out of small openings in the top and usually end up on the floor. I've also heard of them ending up in sumps/fuges.

I plan to get one in the near future (just need to find a LFS that had one) and this stuff worries me.
A glass top is a pretty important tool to have when you get an eel lol... I actually had to put a lid in my overflow (held down by the glass) as well. There was maybe 3/16 of an inch between the glass and the over flow for it to escape...and it did.
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I took everything out an no luck but i have carpet and i searched absolutely everywhere and i was hoping to see a eel dried up somewhere but no luck -___-
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I plan to get one in the near future (just need to find a LFS that had one) and this stuff worries me.
You should there pretty tight especially watching them eat (: but thats really the only time you see them haha
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So its not in the tank, sump, fuge or carpet? What else is in the tank? Maybe got eaten?
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So its not in the tank, sump, fuge or carpet? What else is in the tank? Maybe got eaten?
I have a small pufferfish and a dragonfish that is about 9 inches my eel was about a foot long idk it is just a mystery i guess ?
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:09 PM   #9
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Keep your eyes peeled. I didn't find mine the first time for 5 days. I put some food in the sump to catch it.... They are darn near impossible to catch, slimy little buggers. They can hide for several days if well fed also. Good luck.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:13 PM   #10
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Do you have any cats or dogs???
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