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Old 01-11-2006, 11:31 PM   #1
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Green Wolf Eel w/a GSP?

Hi,

Here's the run down. I've recently been working on putting together a 37G Tall (29.5 x 12.5 x 25.5) Oyster Reef themed tank to house a single Green Spotted Puffer. GSPs start off in mid-ranged brackish water and then migrate out into full marine as they reach maturity at about 4" in length.

I've recently become facinated by the Green Wolf Eel (C. subducens) and have been thinking about keeping one. After doing some research I have found that Green Wolf Eels don't require a lot of space because they don't move around and that there has been successful breeding of an adult pair in a 30G tank. This meaning my tank size should suffice in housing 1 adult. I have also found that tankmates are ok as long as they wont fit in the Green Wolf Eels mouth (GSP reaches adult size of 6" and GWE adult size of 18") and that puffers are considered one of the acceptable tankmates.

Here's are my questions:

1. Does anyone have any experience with housing a Green Wolf Eel any species of puffer together? What about behavior towards any type of tankmate?

2. Does anyone know what the growth rate of a Green Wolf Eel is? In what time frame should I expect to see it reach the adult size of 18".

3. I have read on Fishbase.org that the Green Wolf Eel has been seen in brackish water. Does anyone have experience with this? If they are tolerant of brackish water, or spend their juvenille life in brackish that would mean I could combine the 2 fish together right off the bat.

Any insight on this topic would be highly appreciated. If I can pull this off I'll start stacking my oyster reef in ways to form caves for the Green Wolf Eel.

Thanks in Advance,
David
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Old 01-12-2006, 04:18 AM   #2
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Well I dont know about the Green wolf Eel but I did house Green Spotted Puffers before. I had them from 1 inch to about 5 inches. They went from freshwater to brackish, to full marine. While they were young in the freshwater they were with 2 Tire Track eels with no problem. Once I moved them into a brackish tank I housed them with some Dragon Fish(a gobie resembling an eel) also with no problems. I say your best bet is to try and find both of them while theyre young and introduce them at the same time. I dont think the puffer would mess with him.
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Old 01-12-2006, 12:31 PM   #3
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Thanks! Your information is pretty consistant with everything thing else I've founded posted around the net. =)
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I've been researching this fish myself. I'd be interested in seeing your findings. Other than info on the face that they are actually a psuedochromis and not an eel, there's very little info on them.

Here are some pics I took at the lfs over the weekend. Very cool fish.
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I have actually landed a few articles from doing searches on the internet that have proven to be quite useful. It turns out the green ones are males and the brownish/grey with pink speckles are actually females.

Seems quite a few people have paired Green Wolf Eels with puffers with huge success. Looks like I wont have a problem housing one with a GSP... however my wife is terrified by eels because they remind her of snakes and I don't think she's too into the idea of me keeping one in her tank. I'm picking up a 55G tomorrow that I'm going to move my my archers into, so I'll probably use my 40G for a Green Wolf Eel.

Here's those links, thanks for the pics!

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/20...hcs3/index.php

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/20...ture/index.php
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Very cool. Thanks.
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