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Old 01-08-2013, 04:40 AM   #1
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How to catch a tiretrack eel?

I'm trying to catch my tiretrack eel. But every time I try he buries in the sand. He's very sneaky!

I'm gonna be rehoming him to a 180 gallon fish tank. But he just won't cooperate lol.

Should I set a trap? If so does anyone know some good one?
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How long is he? That will effect your trap.
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He's probably 8 inches
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You can do a bottle trap. find (or alter) a bottle he will fit in, put some food in it, and let him get there on his own. Then, pick up the bottle.
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You can do a bottle trap. find (or alter) a bottle he will fit in, put some food in it, and let him get there on his own. Then, pick up the bottle.
He's gonna be hard to convince. He's very shy. Do I place it near his hiding spot?
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Yes. Also, he probably comes out in the dark to squiggle around. Most eels do. It may not work, but I know somebody who did it with a striped peacock eel.
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Actually with him he's very unpredictable. I have LED moonlight so I can do night viewing and I never see him come out really. I'm guessing he comes out when I'm not around.
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