View Full Version : what kind of eel is this

08-07-2006, 02:59 AM
i have him for about three months now and i still dont know what kind he is.http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m28/me_wee_todded/Christmasandeel001.jpg



by the way thats not his tank its just something i used to take picture of him in.

08-07-2006, 03:20 AM
Looks like a freshwater moray.

08-07-2006, 08:46 PM

08-08-2006, 10:51 AM
Oh dear he is beautiful, how big aquarium need I have to have one of those, and why are there alot of marbels on the bottom of his tank?

08-08-2006, 10:09 PM
I would recommend atleast 40 gallons. they grow big.

They are best kept in brackish water and requires a lot of hiding places. They will sooner or later eat any small fish you keep with them. feed with shrimps and fish meat.

08-09-2006, 08:16 AM
Thank you for the information, so they are best ept in a tank alone?

08-09-2006, 11:49 AM
More or less. Yes.

I have kept 4 of them with platy. Many get eaten but you always get fry to cover those you lost and they seem to get better at avoiding the eels after a few generations.

08-09-2006, 03:44 PM
Poor Platy! I dont think I will do that. I love animals, and I have a phobia against dead fish. But the eels can bet kept together whit other eels?

08-09-2006, 10:40 PM
yes. atleast more of the same type of eel. Not all eels can be kept with all other eels.

08-10-2006, 07:14 AM
Ok thank you for the infmation, how pricy are they and are they easy to find in pet shops?

08-10-2006, 07:18 PM
no i got mine in a specialty shop and he was thirty dollars and that is not his tank that is a tank i use to take pictures of my fish in. right now he is in a 120 gallon tank

08-10-2006, 07:42 PM
Ok. Well you do get good pictures in it. One question what is gallons in liters?

08-10-2006, 07:58 PM
3.75 liters = 1 gallon

08-10-2006, 09:51 PM
Ok thanks. That is a rather big tank. I was offerd a 2000 liter tank once, it was a room divider, placing it in a big room to divide up a kithen and a living room part for example, it was offerd to be quite cheap, but I would not have had any idea of how to tend such a huge tank.

08-11-2006, 02:56 AM
It is actually easier to tend for such a tank than a 100L tank.

08-11-2006, 07:19 AM
Yes I have read that later, but I did not know that at the time. And I never get animals I dont know how to care for. And I was afride there would be so many fish in there, one might die and I would not even notice.