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Old 04-07-2010, 10:03 AM   #1
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Question Snowflake Eel - Reef and Fish Safe?

Hey guys, while reading online I found this article: A Serpent For Your Reef Tank: A Look at Fish-Safe Eels by Frank Marini, Ph.D. - Reefkeeping.com
Are these guys really good for reef's as long as they are kept fed and, um, watered per se?
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:28 AM   #2
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It;s hit or miss I guess. Some people have them without them ever touching any tankmates, others have had them wipe their inverts out etc. Here's a recent thread where it was discussed.

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Haven't had mine touch fish (yet. fingers crossed.), but shrimp are definitely an issue for me. Mine became dinner.
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Hmm they seem to enjoy a shrimp snack. Sorry about yours.
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it was a bummer, but we couldn't get him out of the tank, we tried but without much success, but it was a lesson learned. I'm not sure i'd recommend the eel if you really enjoy having shrimp around
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I don't mind. L) <---- Hmmm need to work on my smilies. ROFL
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Aren't they one of the smallest eels?
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:10 AM   #8
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Yes and also one of the Reef-safest. (Oohhh new word. lol)
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Id love to keep one of those guys sometime when I have the room/money haha.
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I had one for a few yrs and inverts and small fish will not be safe. If you want to say coral safe then yes I suppose they are that. Here is a pic of mine.

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