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Old 02-14-2005, 07:47 PM   #1
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Im thinking about getting a eel for my tank. Anybody have any experince with them? Right now I have a Dwarf lion and a pearlscale.. If I put a eel in will that limit the amount of space for other fish like a dwarf angel and a tang for later? Also do the eels go after you when you put your hand in the tank? TIA
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Old 02-14-2005, 08:38 PM   #2
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I do not have a lot of experience keeping eels. From what I can see it will work in your tank. The most important thing is make sure you have a weel sealed hood. They have been known to escape.
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I agree an eel will work in your tank. I keep one with a dwarf lion right now and they get along fine. The eels are pretty reclusive except when hungry. Don't expect to see them much. Mine doesn't pay me any mind at all except when he knows there is food involved. Granted, with the lion in the tank, my hands aren't in the tank much anyway. And like already mentioned, be sure to have a secure top.
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Old 02-14-2005, 09:00 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.. With an eel would I still be able to add a tang and a dwarf angel? Or would that be too much for the bio load?
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Old 02-14-2005, 09:13 PM   #5
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What type of eel are you considering? You would do well with a snowflake, jewel or any of the other small eels that only get around 2'. Then, you wouldn't need to worry about any of the fish you are considering.
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Old 02-14-2005, 09:21 PM   #6
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Thanks guys.. With an eel would I still be able to add a tang and a dwarf angel? Or would that be too much for the bio load?
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I had a snowlfake eel in a 55g with a tang and a clownfish. Granted, this would not have been great in the long run because the yellow tang needs at least a 75g when full grown. Anyways, a 90g is a good size for those tankmates. The snowflake eel is a good aquarium choice. They are very hardy (I've even heard of one person who got a snowflake eel as a hitchiker in live rock!) . I can't stress enough though about making sure you have a sealed hood. I was running a emperor 400 filter when I had him and he swam up into the thing then popped his head out to look at me before getting back in the aquarium. They can squeeze through spaces half their size! Mine wasn't that reclusive you could always see him somewhere and he would often swim around the tank. Feeding time was a real crowd pleaser too.
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I think you'll be ok bioload wise if
you get a small species and increase your liverock by about another 80lbs.
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I do plan on getting more live rock down the road. My main concern is when I do get some cured LR I dont want to put it in the tank and lose a finger tip or two...LOL
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I have had my snowflake for about 4 months now and he is awesome. He eats rite out of my hand and is very careful not to bite me and only take the food. When they get comfortable in a tank they move around a lot but you usually never see their whole body they usually just sneak around in the rocks. Another thing is as someone already mentioned they are very hardy. This eel has been through a lot and he is still healthy.
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