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Old 04-15-2009, 06:53 PM   #1
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Snowflake Eel questions

I have just a few eel questions for a Snowflake eel since I finally got mine last week! We are still working on rocks in the aquarium, with a 110 gallon things are going slowly, but we have about 20 lbs of rocks so far and the eel has claimed a tiki man originally for the damsels as his home.


How active are they normally? (mine is really active and wondered if this was normal)

And is there any way to tell the sex of a snowflake eel? Just curious!

And what is the best for their diet, he has been eating mostly live fish every few days? Any advice is great!


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Old 04-15-2009, 06:57 PM   #2
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What kind of live fish are you giving him?
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Anything we can find that is small enough for him to eat, he has only been fed twice since we have gotten him. He did have freshwater minnows once... not going to do it from now on but we are going to urge him to eat frozen food like the rest of the fish, just need to make it look "live"
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I never fed mine live fish. Always fed shrimp (from grocery store) and clam pieces. What ever you do make sure you have a secure top as they are escape artist. Here is mine I had for awhile.

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When first introduced they stay fairly active for several months until they get accustomed to the tank (mainly not finding a way out) and mellow into some type of cave dwelling. The only way to sex them is internal examination. Normally feeding twice weekly is plenty with a rotation of crab, shrimp, clam, fish, etc. I would ween it off of live foods, but the occasional freshwater crustacean or hermit crab monthly wouldn't be a bad enrichment item
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alright thanks guys! I bought some frozen brine shrimp today for my squirrelfish and damsel, they tore it up and he wanted nothing to do with it......I will look into getting him some bigger frozen foods and swim them around to make them look live. He hasn't found away out yet we moved everything he could climb on either down or out...lol
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You`ll need something much bigger than brine shrimp.
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That's what i figured. I knew he wouldn't eat it so when his feeding time comes I will get him some nice big pieces of shrimp or clam to see what he likes
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I know mine liked the shrimp best but a variety is a good thing.
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I feed my snowflake eel mussels, silversides, clams and shrimp.
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