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Old 10-23-2012, 09:24 AM   #1
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missing snowflake eel

I've had a snowflake eel for a few weeks now and everything seemed great until yesterday. It's MIA and I'm starting to worry. The is a chance it has a new hiding spot but it hasn't come out at all, which is a little strange. It's really small and can actually fit into some really small cavities in my lr. Is there a chance its just content where it is or am I going to have to tear apart my rock (basically the whole tank) to find it? If something has happened to it will it nuke my tank?
It didn't look sick, stressed, or anything. It fed on sat so it's not starving and going to feed today if I can find it.
Water parameters are all at 0. Ph is a little low @ 8.0 but that's it.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:55 AM   #2
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Mine doesnt always come out. I'd say he is hiding. Try feeding and see if he comes out. I've trained mine to come out at lights on.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:15 AM   #3
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I hope that's what he is doing. I'll try to lure him out with some squid tonight.
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Snowflake eels are big time escape artist. The least little opening they will get out. Make sure you check the floor behind the tank. I hope I`m wrong.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:58 AM   #5
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I am worried about that also. I checked all over the place last night, no signs. I only have an opening where my overflow is and I have seen it up there before...... Hopefully me not seeing anything last night is a good thing.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:55 PM   #6
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Well, I get home from work feed and put some squid in for the eel... No eel.
I guess now its a search and recovery mission.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:37 PM   #7
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I had one that would always hang out in my HOB filter. Took me a week to figure that out.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:31 AM   #8
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I've checked everywhere. I've checked the filter sock, the sump, the rock formations, around the tank, under the sofa, even under the area rug...... Nothing, I'm lost as to where it can be. The only place I haven looked is a large porous piece of lr... It has lots of nooks and holes but it is 25# and covered in shrooms and xenia. I would hate to have to break that into pieces. Anyone else have experience with one disappearing for days then showing up again? I'm miffed how it just vanished without a trace.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:40 PM   #9
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I had a baby snowflake in my old take who was a jumper. Even as the tiny baby he was he could find the smallest little opening in my lid and wiggle his way through. I got lucky one day when I found him on the floor, he pulled through ok. I'd put my vote on he jumped sorry to say. Hope he turns up for you!!
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:33 PM   #10
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Another one I had jumped out in the middle of the night and my dog mag a snack out of him. You have any pets?
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