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Old 11-21-2003, 09:02 PM   #1
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snowflake eel

How big do snowflake eels get and is it at all possible to put one in a 20 gallon tank. Also if it is possible, would 1 maroon clown be able to be in the tank.

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well over two feet in total length.

Not recommended simply because of the amount of bioload they produce. They are very dirty eaters its less of a mater of providing moving room since they will spend 99% of their time in a cave but more a mater of bioload and filtration ability.

The maroon will become a meal for the eel unless the maroon is significantly larger than the eel is in diamater.
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they get around 2 - 3 feet and a 20gal is too small.
they do produce a large bio-load , mine wasnt a dirty eater, and only spent about half of the time in one of the caves. it will eat your fish if it can fit in the eels mouth
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Yes, its true about him eatting your small fish, but if you have excellent filteration you should not worry about the bio load. I do believe that you need a larger tank at least 50 gallons because of the size that it gets. I have one and its called Randell. It funny becuase he was my first addition after my tank cycled 8 months ago and in one week I went from 10 Damsels to 4. He ATE THOSE SUCKERS
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Mine was scared to death of my maroon clown LOL
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I have a 45G tall being filtered by a Filstar XP3 (A bit overkill), will have some live rock on it (want to grow some marine plants and macroalgae) and base rock. I have sand in it (about 50 pounds), 2.8 watts/gal of PC lighting, and DIY moonlights (which worked out well!). Would a snowflake be happy with this tank? It would be the only resident (Species only tank). Also could I get some crabs or anything (to help control the algae growth) or would the eel eat them as well? Thanks
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If not a snowflake eel... what eel would like this tank as a home?
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Old 12-02-2003, 01:06 PM   #8
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There are a couple of new varieties listed on LiveAquaria.com that may suit your needs, the Ghost Eel and the Spaghettie Eel (very interesting) all desire a minimum of a 30gal tank.

Here is the link:

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/s...d=21&pCatId=29

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Old 12-02-2003, 01:14 PM   #9
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Thanks RodneyCK, definately awesome of you to find that site. I will soon be going to the LFS (after these dredded exams) and start searching for something like the ghost eel (the speghetti seemed a little too frail for a first time SW, even with 3 years experience with advanced FW and BW tanks! :P ) - I read the different species and now won't be duped by the LFS into thinking that a certain eel can fit in my tank when its supposed to have like 125 gallons!! tee hee it will be the only thing keeping me from buying without hesitation!
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Glad to help.

I love that site just for the species information alone. You are correct, there are a lot of LFS out there that are more forcused on the "sale" than what would actually benefit your tank.

Just recently, one LFS tried to sell me a trigger fish after telling them I had a peaceful tank, 2 clownfish and a butterflyfish. I would imagine the look on my face was something like this.. 8O

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