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Old 03-26-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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My eel wont eat.

Hey all I'm still new to this aquarium thing and just got a new snowflake eel he hides all the time and I don't really see him eat this is him the first day I got him after that he never swims around any more.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:43 PM   #2
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During the first day fish usually won't eat. Wait a couple days. Feed him shrimp or live crabs at night. Also consider doing a water change since parameters can cause fish to not eat.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:49 PM   #3
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Cool will do thanks man..
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:39 PM   #4
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Try silverside they can go without food for awhile. I would hand feed him and hold the silverside in front of him there eyesight is not great but smell is excellent.
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Daniel even if the eel is only like the size of a number 2 pencil.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:44 PM   #6
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Just hold the silverside in front of him and he will eat. I had one that jumped out I found him in time he didn't eat for 4 weeks. All of a sudden he ate like six peices I would try to feed him everyday maybe even lay a piece in front of him and watch if he eats it. If you get him hand fed the eel will start swimming thru your hand and not look for live food. There really cool!
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Hey all I'm still new to this aquarium thing and just got a new snowflake eel he hides all the time and I don't really see him eat this is him the first day I got him after that he never swims around any more.
After a day or two drop a couple of ghost shrimp in the dt. That will usually get the eel feeding.
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Cool thanks guys yah he is a Lil one right now about 6" long not real big.
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make sure your tank is completly covered, they will get out. Also he will eat anything he can get into his mouth, aka your fish
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make sure your tank is completly covered, they will get out. Also he will eat anything he can get into his mouth, aka your fish
That's why I would hand feed him, mine never ate a fish or shrimp.
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