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Old 10-25-2005, 12:59 PM   #1
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Not too terribly long ago, I found one of the yellow-head eels on the floor. He was alive and recovered completely from his experience. The next day, I took off the glass tops and made it all an egg crate top. I secured the eggcrate and it was tight against the tank...all except for one small square that I used for feeding. This is replaced after each feeding and a brick placed on top of it. Apparently, it was Mr Eels time to go. He dislodged the brick and as near as I can figure, pushed the eggcrate enough where he was able to get out and the eggcrate "hatch" fell back into place. I found him on the floor, dead. The eggcrate looking normal but the brick was on the ground. At first, the brick not being there didnt dawn on me, but as I was peeling the eel off the floor, I noticed it was not where I put it when I feed (on the fireplace). So, that is my best guess and sometimes fate steps in and waylays our best plans.
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So sorry, Hara, that's too sad. That was one determined eel.
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Wow.. Thats bad news Lisa..
What a strong eel.. Any other inhabitants that could move the brick now that he's gone?
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Old 10-25-2005, 03:12 PM   #4
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Wow! So far my glass tops have held my yellow goldentail in but I'd be one sad momma if anything happened to him. How big was your eel?!

Our eel goofed on us the other night as he swam over the edge of the overflow box into it. For a moment I wondered how I would get him out of there! My husband was thinking he got out all together and was wondering how we would get him off of the floor behind the tank!

Much to our surprise he swam out as gracefully as he swam in and left us both wondering how often he swims into that box!

Sorry to hear about your loss.
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How big was your eel?!
roughly 2 ft long and he was heavy enough that my plastic dustpan handle broke while I was carrying him.
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Sorry, Hara, that is terrible news.

I was wondering how an eel could move a brick, but after reading your last post, I understand now. I hope the rest of the tank is ok.
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So sorry Hara.
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Wow...so sorry to hear that Hara.
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so sorry to hear of your loss.
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Hara, that is really weird.. Was it one of the fimbriated eels.. A full brick seems a little hefty for a 2 footer to push a brick off the tank.. Im a little upset myself to see the eel go, but Ive never had any problems with mine; I'm considering it may be a species related thing because my eels do not try at all to get out. Are you going to replace him/her or not worry about it?
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