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Old 06-21-2005, 12:28 PM   #11
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eels tend t0 "shake" in the sandbed...they think it is enjoyable. I think as long as you have sufficient rock it will be plenty happy. I have read some theories that eels stirring up the sandbed can cause the sandbed to release noxious substances into the water. (from deep sandbed situations), due to this, I have shallow sand and lots of rock in my eels' tank.
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Old 06-21-2005, 09:58 PM   #12
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just by looking at him it looks like he may have molars.. i just purchase prawns from the local fish markets, peel them, freeze them and thaw them out when i need to feed.

if you dont want to get a skimmer you'd probably need to do 25% water changes every 3-4 days..making sure you stir up the base to get all the yuck out..

I havent seen an eel tank without sand except at the lfs..i have cc substrate and i have no probs with that..just have to try and mimic their natural habitat as much as possible.. alot of rock and some type of substrate = much better than an empty tank and a PVC pipe..! LOL..

Oh yeah you probably already no this but......... NO ICH...YAY!!!!!!!!!

Post pics when he's in your tank!!!

GL and enjoy the other side of marine tanks!!
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He doesn't appear to have incisors. Pretty safe to say he's got molars. The guy I got him from has been feeding him Krill. He's surprisingly active. I'm shocked by just how active he is. Is that normal? I woke up this morning to see him zipping all over.

Here are a couple of pics of him at home:




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They'll tend to do that.. Im guessing hes just getting used to the surroundings and making tunnels and what not.. I've been trying to ID him since i saw the post, but no luck.. have u got a proper ID yet..?
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Not yet. I've posted on RC and sent a PM to the guy who said he definitely wasn't a dwarf golden. I'm hoping for some additional information.

The guy who said he wasn't a DGE (Gymnothorax melatremus) suggested that he was a hawaiian morph (Gymnothorax miliaris) and would get to 24-30". This little guy is already 2-4 years old and is still only 12-14" having only grown an inch or two over the last two years.
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In the second pic you can actually see his two incisors, yes?
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I'm leaning towards a rare color morph of a Goldentail Moray. That's the closest thing I've seen to him which means that he'll need a bigger tank some day. The good news is that he's not grown very fast over the last two years, so hopefully he'll stay relatively small for some time. Given that I'm not sure if the 100 was over-priced or under priced, but I love him just the same!
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He looks awesome! Nice and thick. What a beautiful moray. Congrats again Phyl!
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yeah thats the toughie with eels that have no ID or no one has seen before. you dont know what is a good price.. well given that he is the size he is.. a good couple of years he can stay in the tank.. at least 4 or 5.. im currently setting up a 100gal 5 foot for my zebra.. hes in a 3ft atm.. but he is 3 ft now!! he'll enjoy the extra space..! i'll keep looking for an ID.. good luck!!
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As long as you like him ( I do) It was worth the $100
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