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Old 11-18-2019, 05:25 PM   #1
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Snowflake eel in 10g?

So I was thinking about putting a small snowflake eel in a 10g saltwater tank but could I do that?
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Old 11-18-2019, 06:01 PM   #2
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I mean... it would fit... not really an ideal habitat for an eel though. Is 10 gal your max ?
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Old 11-18-2019, 09:06 PM   #3
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Absolutely not. These eels have the smallest size requirements of any eel that I'm aware of, and that is a 55 gallon. Eels are very messy eaters. Even if the size factor didn't come into effect, how they eat fouls up the water column easily and will cause parameter issues quickly.
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Old 11-19-2019, 10:53 AM   #4
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So I also have a 20g nano but it has some clowns that he could it but they do host a anemunie (pardon my spelling) and they could hide in there but I donít no and the 10g thereís nothing in it and has great places were it could hide in
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And the thing is Iíve always wanted an eel Even before I started the hobbie (which was 3 years ago) but like is there any other eels that would fit or at least a can do for like a month?
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No eels belong in nanos, as hank said snowflakes are the smallest and I wouldnít put one in anything smaller than a 40 breeder.
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Ok thanks
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Even if there was a tank large enough, keep in mind that eels that end up getting hungry WILL make a snack of any fish that they deem to be of the size they can fit in their mouth.
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Although they aren't the same as an eel, check out some of the Gobies depending upon the type, many are okay for a 20G and very fun to watch. My favorite little fish is a Yellow Clown Goby. Friendly, comes over to the side of the tank to say hi- oh I mean to get fed!!!

But I am meaning a Goby which lives in the lower part mostly.

These move all around the tank though and don't hide as much as an eel might, plus so small and good for a nano tank. A couple you can find captive bred are Elacatinus figaro and Elacatinus oceanops and a fun one Elacatinus oceanops x E. figaro.

This one looks a lot like a tiny eel
https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/...35&pcatid=3035
https://aquarium-fish.liveaquaria.co...at1:marinefish
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