Originally Posted by Innovator
They are not for home aquaria unless you can afford a 300g+ tank. I care for a 3' adult at work in a 300g and KNOW it will eventually need to be moved to a larger home. They would be best kept as solitary animals and can be quite aggressive. Marine Biologists at the lfs
huh? Given that they work there I can only assume they'd lighten the true needs of this animal in order to make a sale, even though these eels aren't too demanding; however, 25%-50% bi-weekly water changes aren't out of the ordinary. They are also exceptional escapists and you would definitely need to bolt an aquarium top down (we use nylon threaded bolts/nuts).
actually, the marine biologist at my LFS
is a really good guy. There's actually several fish I've wanted to purchase from him and he simply would not sell them to me because he said they're best kept in the wild. So odds are he's going to tell me to pass on the Green Moray Eel. He's actually the owner of the store and is really dedicated to marine life, went to school quite a few years.
We'll see though, I'm going to talk to him tomorrow probably. I myself don't actually want an animal to demanding like that, my ray needs quite a bit of extra care water quality wise so I don't want two fish like that.