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Old 08-06-2015, 11:41 PM   #1
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Snowflake moray eel feeding

Just wondering what everyone feeds their snowflakes. I have heard frozen shelled cocktail shrimp work very well, but I'm not sure how nutritious they would be. I am completely against freshwater feeders. I am open to any and all ideas. He is about 8-10 inches


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Old 08-07-2015, 11:50 AM   #2
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Mines 12 inches and I hand feed a mixture of krill, frozen raw table shrimp, and de shelled oysters. Occasionally I put a couple ghost shrimp in the tank but normally I hand feed everything I give it just to insure that it's eating and I only feed every other day until it loses interest


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Snowflake moray eel feeding

Mine ate silversides and just about anything else meaty I waved under his nose.


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I feed cocktail shrimp frozen from grocery store now.
He ate prawn and krill(both frozen) when small.
I got mine the size of a pencil a couple years ago and he is now around an inch thick easy and 2 + feet long.
They are the ultimate scavenger/predator combo IMO.
Mine never let a single anything go to waste.
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I feed cocktail shrimp frozen from grocery store now.
He ate prawn and krill(both frozen) when small.
I got mine the size of a pencil a couple years ago and he is now around an inch thick easy and 2 + feet long.
They are the ultimate scavenger/predator combo IMO.
Mine never let a single anything go to waste.

What size tank is it in mines a foot and I've had it in a 55 for a little over a year I was told this is a suitable tank size for it full grown but I'm kind of iffy with how big it will get. Then again it's not very active. I'm going to be setting up a 180 in the near future but I'm not sure I want the eel in that big of a tank if I don't have to


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I wanted a snowflake eel till I read how big they got , than I heard of story's of them getting out and slithering all over the floor , now that gives me the hebigibies , I stick with my engineer goby 14 inches is big enough for me ,
I know it's hard to find saltwater feeders I used to raise my own , It was just time consuming , now I found a place that sells both saltwater shrimp and minnow feeders
I'm planning on ordering 250 shrimp and 125 minnows I just need to get my feeder tank up and running again , I'm placing my order in about 2 weeks maybe I can start breeding them again
if your interested in the link pm me and I'll give it to you
it's best to find a few locals to go in on a order with you to ex-orb the shipping cost
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@ Dylan; Mine is in a 4' 120 g.
With only a miniautus grouper.
The moray killed two 2 year old lion fish IMO!
I feed him by feeding stick now as even the mini knows fear,but thinks he is quick.
Many say they are peaceful and fine and I guess they are.
But they have an unmatched appetite IMO(blew the lions away!).
He killed the lions by mistakenly biting them during feeding time!
Not even a mark on either lion after the mouthing,but neither would participate in feedings again(EVER).
I swear by the snowflake(maybe most eels) being a "bite first,ask questions later" type fish due to eyesight.
I honestly hope mine dies before I have to try to catch him!
I caught my 12-18" fish years ago when I had snakeheads and arrowans.
I don't miss that part of fish keeping at all!
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@ Dylan; Mine is in a 4' 120 g.
With only a miniautus grouper.
The moray killed two 2 year old lion fish IMO!
I feed him by feeding stick now as even the mini knows fear,but thinks he is quick.
Many say they are peaceful and fine and I guess they are.
But they have an unmatched appetite IMO(blew the lions away!).
He killed the lions by mistakenly biting them during feeding time!
Not even a mark on either lion after the mouthing,but neither would participate in feedings again(EVER).
I swear by the snowflake(maybe most eels) being a "bite first,ask questions later" type fish due to eyesight.
I honestly hope mine dies before I have to try to catch him!
I caught my 12-18" fish years ago when I had snakeheads and arrowans.
I don't miss that part of fish keeping at all!

I've found that I can keep almost anything with mine so long as he's fed and introduced after whatever I put in there currently with a damsel and coral banded shrimp for about a year. If I ad anything while he's in there he thinks I'm feeding him. So your saying I'm going to have to put him in that 180 eventually? Catching wouldn't be a problem as he's pretty social


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Snowflake moray eel feeding

They don't run around much if they are being fed regularly. Unlike tangs, they can tolerate a pretty small aquarium. As to feeding, your spot on, they are very nearsighted. If you get bit, it was an accident, I had to feed this big boy to get him to pose for the picture one very dark night.


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They don't run around much if they are being fed regularly. Unlike tangs, they can tolerate a pretty small aquarium. As to feeding, your spot on, they are very nearsighted. If you get bit, it was an accident, I had to feed this big boy to get him to pose for the picture one very dark night.


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Those teeth yikes! My hand wouldn't be near his mouth lol


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