Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-07-2006, 02:10 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Lonewolfblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Posts: 8,435
Send a message via ICQ to Lonewolfblue Send a message via Yahoo to Lonewolfblue
Fire Eel feeding....

I was just feeding my fire eels tonight, and had something happen that was quite interesting. I normally put a clear tube in the water towards the bottom, so I can pour the bloodworms in and not have them scatter from the current that the filters make. Well, tonight both eels targeted the tube and both swam up it at the same time, and got stuck. Well, not really. I was able to lift the tube up and they slid back out because there's not enough room for then to try to turn around in the tube with both them in there. I've had 1 eel go in and turn, and would get wedged, and had a terrible time getting it out without injury. But this time, both 13+ inch eels swam up the 1.5" plastic tube at the same time, lol. They know what that tube means, it means, FOOD........ LOL

As an update, from looking at my eels, they are now looking like maybe 13" and 14". They are sure growing, I can remember when they were only 2.5". And that was about a year and a half ago. LOL Time flies, LOL
__________________

__________________
55G Filstar XP3 - 16" Fire Eel
75G Medium Planted - Filstar XP3 Low Light - Established Feb 2006
Lonewolfblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2006, 02:19 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: north Georgia
Posts: 210
Send a message via MSN to MattAquaBio
LOL well i'm glad they are okay!
__________________

__________________
MattAquaBio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2006, 08:54 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 572
I think this is the fish my husbands uncle just got from his kids for a 75 or 100g tank. IS that an appropriate sized tank for him? I think he said it is 4-5" now. And what do you feed them?
__________________
Musket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2006, 09:14 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TomK2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Glen Ellyn, IL
Posts: 2,085
Those spiny eels have no problems going up long skinny things! I had one that swam up my fluvals outflow nozzle and met its demise at the impeller. I didn't see it, so I can't rule out that it did it during a power outage when the flow was off.
__________________
TomK2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2006, 10:20 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Lonewolfblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Posts: 8,435
Send a message via ICQ to Lonewolfblue Send a message via Yahoo to Lonewolfblue
Quote:
Originally Posted by Musket
I think this is the fish my husbands uncle just got from his kids for a 75 or 100g tank. IS that an appropriate sized tank for him? I think he said it is 4-5" now. And what do you feed them?
Actually, in the end, a 75G is still going to be too small. They get to 42+ inches. As for feeding, I mainly feed frozen bloodworms. And sometimes I'll mix frozen brine shrimp in with it. They won't eat the brine shrimp alone, but will eat it with the bloodworms.
__________________
55G Filstar XP3 - 16" Fire Eel
75G Medium Planted - Filstar XP3 Low Light - Established Feb 2006
Lonewolfblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
eel, feeding, fire, fire eel

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fire eel boogie Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 13 04-10-2009 07:06 PM
Fire eel LikesFish Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 02-18-2009 06:49 PM
A 3 ft long fire eel BrianNY Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 9 11-25-2004 12:25 PM
Need some advice on my fire eel zao Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 07-25-2004 01:27 AM
Concerned About Fire Eel... fhqwhgads Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 5 03-03-2004 02:08 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.