Originally Posted by TriggerHappy
I thought I read that lower SG
will prevent ich (can eels get ich??).
Although eels can succumb to parasites, they are extremely resiliant. With the lower salinity part you have been misinformed. Only a salinity of 1.009 (14 ppt
) will have any affect on C. irritans
. The lowered salinity (1.020) will have no affect with ich but it will adversely affect the health of the animals.
As far as feedings I agree with Stresco
, it's a bit of trial and error. I have found that frozen krill can be a good enticement. Something with a good scent to it. Once they start eating and adjust, they usually don't care much and are pretty much pigs.
If possible, also use a feeding stick and place it right in front of it's snout (without startling it). They are quite clumbsy fish and even though they know food is in the vacinity, they can stumble about for a time before they find it.