Thread: Need info on eel species!!!
04-30-2009, 06:04 PM #1
Need info on eel species!!!
I got a call from my pet shop that I go to and was told they got some tanganyika eels in for me. I bought two of them and have them in their own aquarium with nothing else at the moment except a few yellow shrimp that I couldnt catch before the transfer. I wouldnt be too upset if they fed on these shrimp, in fact I would be happy if they fed.
I was told they are Afromastacembelus Frenatus but I am finding very little information about them on the web. Does anyone know anything about these guys? Im doubting they are tanganyika eels at this point. I have a feeling they are more like congo eels based on what limited info I can pull up. If anyone is familiar with these please share what you know here. I want these guys to do well so need to know what to feed them. For now, Im going to buy a small amount of blackworms with hopes they eat them.
Thanks again for all help!
04-30-2009, 08:19 PM #2
got absolutly no idea on those as eels tend to make me a bit squeemish anyway i'm sure someone here knows about em ... got any pics?The only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes.
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04-30-2009, 08:41 PM #3
If you want an ID on them we need some pics!
I am having problems finding them as well.Ray Your Freindly Neighborhood,Fully Mod-ified, Self-appointed Pic Hound!! Need pics!!!
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04-30-2009, 10:12 PM #4
I will photo them once they are a bit more settled in and happy. They were just introduced into the LFS tank hours before I bought them. They look a lot like tire track eels, just with different patterns. Seems they have finally started feeding on some frozen bloodworms and live blackworms....
Wonder if they can be taught to eat NLS over time...
05-01-2009, 04:30 AM #5
Google Mastacembelus frenatus and see if that's your fish. If so, it actually is a Tang eel. They will most certainly eat frozen bloodworms and brine shrimp, and with patience they should learn to eat pellets as well.
Last edited by toddnbecka; 05-01-2009 at 04:32 AM.