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Old 12-17-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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Smallest species of moray eel?

I REALLY love the look of Moray eels but my tank is only a 67 gallon :/ I want the smallest kind of eel I can get so it can live happily in the tank
And if its possible to get 2 in there I would be willing to not get ANY other fish in there
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:33 PM   #2
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Snowflakes do best in 55 gal. I have one, great eel.
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Snowflakes do best in 55 gal. I have one, great eel.
Very cool little guy and excellent escape artist!
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I REALLY love the look of Moray eels but my tank is only a 67 gallon :/ I want the smallest kind of eel I can get so it can live happily in the tank
And if its possible to get 2 in there I would be willing to not get ANY other fish in there

agree with snowflake being a good choice. I wouldn't do two eels.
If it were me I would do snowflake eel, flame angel, dwarf fuzzy lion, and possibly a hawkfish or something along those lines. There are plenty of options though.
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Your tank is an ideal size for a single snowflake. They can be a bit cannibalistic so I'd only get one.
You will need a tight fitting lid. And probably weights or clamps. They're very strong and WILL find any hole large enough to wriggle through. They seem to enjoy carpet surfing despite how bad it is for them.
But definitely cool fish!
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:14 PM   #7
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Your tank is an ideal size for a single snowflake. They can be a bit cannibalistic so I'd only get one.
You will need a tight fitting lid. And probably weights or clamps. They're very strong and WILL find any hole large enough to wriggle through. They seem to enjoy carpet surfing despite how bad it is for them.
But definitely cool fish!

Yes many people speak of them escaping, being dried and dead looking on the floor for up to 14 hours, and after putting them back in the tank they "come back to life"
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It certainly happens, but I wouldn't count on it in lieu of a good lid. Lol
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It certainly happens, but I wouldn't count on it in lieu of a good lid. Lol

lol oh absolutely not, I wasn't recommending he allow his to do so, just thought I'd share!
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