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Old 08-13-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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Snowflake eel

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I just added a juvenile snowflake eel to my tank. I have plenty of rock and caves in my tank. As soon as I added him he buried in the sand and now I can't find him. I know they are good escape artist but the lid is on tight. Is this normal behavior??
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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Yes it is normal for eels to barry them selves. My eel is all ways hiding and only comes put to eat. You should try to find him to make sure he is still in your tank, I have lost three eels from getting out. They are hard to feed when introduced to a new tank so you might want to find him to feed him.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:44 PM   #4
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Mine has a cave he stays in till feeding timr
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:47 PM   #5
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I just bought him this morning and as soon as I put him in he went straight under a rock and buried himself in the sand. I figured it was normal but not sure since its a new environment.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:12 PM   #6
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Don't worry it is perfectly normal every eel I have owned has done that,it will take him a while to get used to the new environment.
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I just got myself a snowflake today! Cool critters. But what was stated above is correct. They stay buried. Mine has himself a nice spot in some rubble. Just make sure your tank has a well secured lid. I was laughing pretty hard when I bought it. They couldn't catch it. Kept jumping from tank to tank to avoid them.
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How big is the tank? If it's in the 70 gallon range some dither fish might encourage the eel to come out.
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Keep in mind he will eat any and everything he can get in his mouth.
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It's a 40 gallon. I he came out last night when the lights turned off but has been buried all morning
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