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Old 03-06-2011, 01:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy Snowflake Eel goes carpet surfing

So, When I bought my friends 110 gallon fish tank, he wanted to keep some of his stuff in the tank while he got his new tank set up and cycled. One of those things was his snowflake eel. We kept him in our tank for roughly 2 monthes with no problems at all.

Well, after 2 monthes of nothing wrong, my friend decides to come pick up his eel. After digging through the tank, looking for awhile and pulling every piece of live rock out, we were pretty confused. I seen the eel that morning.

Then we looked over and saw my cat standing next to our entertainment center, licking her lips, so we looked under the entertainment center and there he was... dead and dried up
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Sorry to hear about that Is it possible the cat got it before getting out of the tank?
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Possible but pretty unlikely, suprisingly my cat doesnt mess with the aquarium at all. I think the eel was just really hungry that day, as it was feeding day, and got impatient.

If my cat didnt get it, how long do you suppose it could've survived outside of the water?
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My eel would try to get out, hungry or not. I think he just assumed there was a different ocean.

I managed to save him three times. Number four...he got through all my precautions trying to keep him in and got out.
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My eel would try to get out, hungry or not. I think he just assumed there was a different ocean.

I managed to save him three times. Number four...he got through all my precautions trying to keep him in and got out.
Poor eel. Sorry that you lost him.

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That's just what snowflake's like to do.
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They last quite a while. They dry up if get stuck on land in low tide and wait till high tide then there all good again
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They last quite a while. They dry up if get stuck on land in low tide and wait till high tide then there all good again
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All sw eels imo are great escape artists. Pretty typical behavior.
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It dries up so it can survive till high tide. So just drop it back in the water
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