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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Thanks Surfdog ! It is hard to find good info on the typical personalities of these guys

    I will be spending a lot more time looking into this before I make up my mind either way

    LOL William
    I know you have corals so would not recommend any eels other than ribbons or snowflake. The oscillated is much like my snowflake but get much larger, he too stays in the rocks and rarely free swims. It also takes food almost timidly (exact opposite of Snowflake). I'm still planning on shooting/posting a video tomorrow.
    Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid.
    If your not angry, your not paying attention...
    150G Cube FWLR (Morays) 75G Fresh (Bichers/Gourami) 24G Cube (Reef/Goby/Seahorse's/Garden Eels)
    10G Fresh (Beta)
    2 x 29G Breeders (cycling) to be ready for January 15

  2. #12

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    Actually, this is for my 120 almost FOWLR set-up. I only have a few zoas and and some green star polyps in this tank. But those are on the very top of the rocks and should not get bothered too much by a eel swimming around in there.

    I am really starting to warm up to the idea of getting a eel. I know they can be considered pretty common, but I have never kept one before so they are pretty appealing to me.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  3. #13

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    Quick question about eel feeding

    Is there any difference approach that should be taken when feeding young eels as compared to mature / adults?

    Is more frequent feedings of smaller amounts better for younger growing eels ?

    It’s a little hard to find some good info on that
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  4. #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfdog View Post
    Jeez William, they just sit in one spot and camouflage in so they're hard to find! Or is that a frog fish LOL
    Its both of them. But they are very pretty!

    Hopefully I will be able to get one sometime in the future.

    But lets get back to eels. I would chimey in. But all my experince is with "freshwater" morays.
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

  5. #15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Quick question about eel feeding

    Is there any difference approach that should be taken when feeding young eels as compared to mature / adults?

    Is more frequent feedings of smaller amounts better for younger growing eels ?

    It’s a little hard to find some good info on that
    My snowflake started very small, 6 inches maybe and less than a little finger in diameter. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1391219490.425065.jpg
    He is now well over a foot long and his diameter is equal to putting your three fingers together. I have always fed the all the same, every 4 or 5 days. All they will take. Don't be surprised if it only wants to eat weekly in the beginning. Calamari rings are a great way to start, cut into long strips. It's really easy and not demanding at all.
    Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid.
    If your not angry, your not paying attention...
    150G Cube FWLR (Morays) 75G Fresh (Bichers/Gourami) 24G Cube (Reef/Goby/Seahorse's/Garden Eels)
    10G Fresh (Beta)
    2 x 29G Breeders (cycling) to be ready for January 15

  6. #16

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    Thanks Surf

    Is the width of 3 fingers put together a average width for a mature eel. ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  7. #17

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    Not 100% but I believe this is his max size. Been almost 2 years I've had him. You will see him fully extended when I feed tomorrow.
    Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid.
    If your not angry, your not paying attention...
    150G Cube FWLR (Morays) 75G Fresh (Bichers/Gourami) 24G Cube (Reef/Goby/Seahorse's/Garden Eels)
    10G Fresh (Beta)
    2 x 29G Breeders (cycling) to be ready for January 15

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    If they get that big, then I think I should change the rock work a little in the tank before I would get one. I would want a lot of little caves/tunnels for him to help ensure everyone has there own space in the tank and the eel feels safe.

    Are/Were the eels you purchased wild caught ?

    If yes, did you have any difficulties getting them to eat frozen foods ?

    I'm just wondering if snowflake eels can be similar to getting wild caught lion fish to start eating frozen foods. Not that it is difficult to do, I just have to plan for it so I know I won't be traveling for work when I would get him.

    Thanks for all the info Surfdog. First hand experience is always a big help, especially when it come to typically behaviors and temperament.
    Last edited by Cliff; 02-01-2014 at 12:37 PM.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  9. #19

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    I have very little experince with snowflake eels in aquariums but might be able to be of some help here anyway. I do not think you will have any problem to get them to eat frozen thawed foor in your reef. They (as most morays) will happily accept frozen food in the wild. Feeding them can be joy.
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

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    Thanks Boss !
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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