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  1. Default Do eels regurgitate food or is there certain food to avoid?


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    A buddy of mine called me yesterday to let me know he got super elevated level of nitrates and could not understand why it happened. He has a SW reef and got an eel a few weeks ago. Connecting the dots i asked him to check where the eel seems to have settled and see if there is bits of food.

    Does anyone have had such experience? Is it because they do this naturally or is there certain food to avoid?

    Thanks

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    Absolutely not on regurgitation. But they are very messy eaters where they tend to shred food like shrimp. If feeding octopus or squid it happens less as the meat is tougher. Morays have a moving jaw behind the one you see that pulls the food down, the mouth will move and that causes shredding. I'm not surprised his nitrates went up and quickly at that.
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    This shows how messy even with octopus.
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    that was COOL, thanks for sharing!
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    Dude... it's apparent that I need to own eels now. lol That was killer. That white ribbon eel (I assume it was the small one) was pretty cool looking, too... such a bright white. Couldn't even tell what it was... just looked like a white shadow.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing - that was really cool.
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    thanks, it makes sense watching the video

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    Ocean, I should also have mentioned that Eels can go 7 weeks without eating. If your bud is feeding more than every 4th or 5th day, it's way to much. They will drag food down and under rocks "just because" and never eat it. I have some huge bristle worms for CUC to deal with the pranksters...😜
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    Dude... it's apparent that I need to own eels now. lol That was killer. That white ribbon eel (I assume it was the small one) was pretty cool looking, too... such a bright white. Couldn't even tell what it was... just looked like a white shadow.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing - that was really cool.
    Ribbons are wonderful and reef safe. They can be a pain in the rump to get eating. Once they do, they will swim to the top and wait when they see you. It took almost 2 weeks to get my ribbon eating. I started mine with calamari rings (un breaded of course) cut into long narrow strips. Dangle in front of eel and eventually it will eat. I have found with patience, even the blue's or other ribbons can be weaned. The ribbon you see is my 1st eel along with a snowflake. All the fish you saw have been re-homed and replaced with Damsels (they're fast and get the little leftover bits).
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    Oh, wow... those were yours? I didn't realize that. Congrats on having some beautiful live stock and a nice setup.
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    That was shot in my 75G. Had to upgrade to a 150G as the Eels have grown considerably. I've been to lazy to shoot a new vid but will soon. You will be able to see the difference in size after 1 year.
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