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Old 12-19-2012, 09:50 PM   #71
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Yes a dragon costs up to $1500, seen a few around $999, well anyone who is interested in the golden dwarf moray I'm selling it for $175
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:51 PM   #72
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My LFS has really nice eels! I remember they were really pretty but last time I went there I didn't even know I was interested in saltwater haha
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:00 PM   #73
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My LFS has really nice eels! I remember they were really pretty but last time I went there I didn't even know I was interested in saltwater haha
My advice: Do not start with a 1000+ dollar fish!
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:09 PM   #74
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Haha didn't think too much about that XP

I just found out my filter that I have now is actually a the perfect size for a 200 gallon and mines in a 67 lol
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #75
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My lfs had a hawaiian dragon eel. It sold at $775, and i heard that they have something in their saliva that is a blood thinner, and if u get attacked by one, u will bleed alot.
Also the guy( very knowlegable) told me someone at a store he worked at put his hand in the tank, and was attacked, and the man walked out of the store with a blood trail behind him.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:56 AM   #76
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My lfs had a hawaiian dragon eel. It sold at $775, and i heard that they have something in their saliva that is a blood thinner, and if u get attacked by one, u will bleed alot.
Also the guy( very knowlegable) told me someone at a store he worked at put his hand in the tank, and was attacked, and the man walked out of the store with a blood trail behind him.
hmmm i've never heard this, but lots of members deal with venomous fish here. The key is just being careful.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:04 PM   #77
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Fish do not act out of malice. Just keep it well fed and make sure it is accustomed to your presence and not threatened. Eels are pretty smart and personable.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:26 PM   #78
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Seriously, just get a typical snowflake or golden dwarf (Gymnothorax melatremus) or a white ribbon eel (Pseudechidna brummeri). These will remain relatively small and peaceful. Green moray (Gymnothorax funebris) are powerful, large, and voracious...don't bother (need at least a 500g+). Dragon morays are smaller versions of green morays, but still require at least 125g+ annd will likely eat any fish species inntroduced; They are predators, it's kinda what they do As far as venom, many eel species tend to carry ciguatoxin and maitotoxin due to their wild diet; however, I'd be more concerned with the excessive mucous accumulation produced by these animals otherwise known as ichthyotoxins and crinotoxins. Of course, you then have to consider the likelihood that any large eel ill handled can and will shred flesh along with causing massive secondary bacterial issues such as Vibrio and Mycobacterium. Food for thought with large eels in confined spaces
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:25 PM   #79
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Wow! Now I really want it!! hahahaha
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:27 PM   #80
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I really want to have my go at trying to breed them :S
I think I want to try and go with the ribbon eels :/
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