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Old 11-16-2003, 06:05 PM   #1
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eel question

hi, im gettin a 55g next week and i would need informations on eels, ive seen 2 of em today at the lfs and i would like gettin one.

are they really hard to keep, wut they eat, do they grow fast, the one ive seen were about 6-8 inches long?

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Old 11-16-2003, 06:17 PM   #2
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i had a snow flake eel. he was awesome. easy to take care of never bothered my fish ( they were all larger). i fed him fresh frozen salad shrimp from red lobster. then the poor guy took a carpet dive. poor guy. moral of the story: make sure that the aquarium has a lid!

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Old 11-16-2003, 06:24 PM   #3
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do you know what type of eel it was?
i had a snow flake also, it ate, shrimp, scallopes, squid and loved octopuss.
its not hard too keep and i think they grow an 1" a month, a 55gal imo is too small for a 3' eel
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snowflake will be fine in a 55 they are not gonna stretch out very often or swim alot so the 55 will be plenty big......just make sure it is covered and well i had the same problem as ohio reefer only i thought i had mine covered pretty well.....guess i learned my lesson
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Boy I realize I am no expert but... I have had two snowflakes 1 in a fish only tank and again the eel was smaller then the other fish & he also did the carpet dive. When I found him he was crisp and dry. I put him back in the tank and after a few days and a shedding he was good as new. A very fun addition to a fish only tank., If you have a reef I would say no way.. I had one in my reef who did grow very large and did prey on the fish who did not grow as rapidly or as large. He was a nightmare to catch and hart breaking to get rid of. I felt guilty for days... If you have a reef I would say no way but that jmo.. Good luck
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They are awesome animals. I almost got a snowflake a month or so ago but then researched a little and found it might kill my fish and invets.
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Boy I realize I am no expert but... I have had two snowflakes 1 in a fish only tank and again the eel was smaller then the other fish & he also did the carpet dive. When I found him he was crisp and dry. I put him back in the tank and after a few days and a shedding he was good as new. A very fun addition to a fish only tank., If you have a reef I would say no way.. I had one in my reef who did grow very large and did prey on the fish who did not grow as rapidly or as large. He was a nightmare to catch and hart breaking to get rid of. I felt guilty for days... If you have a reef I would say no way but that jmo.. Good luck

if you ever have too get rid of one do as i did, and put the food in the net and he swam right in
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