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    I purchased a spotted spinny eel about a month ago, he is doing fine but I have yet to see it eat or even move around.
    I know they are more nocturnal but I have heard of people getting them to eat out of their hand but I don't even see mine eat.
    The place told me frozen brine shimp but it doesn't come to eat it so my other fish eat it all. I was wonder if this is normal?
    Also I am not able to find much on the spotted spinny eel so I was wondering if any one has kept one and how simialer it is to the other members of the spinny eel family.

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    I'm not an expert on spiny eels. Cassieleo knows alot because she has one.
    I've heard of people who haven't seen theirs for months and then they'll find them.
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    There is not much to know about them.Nocturnal,tank escapers,that need fine gravel or sand as they like to burrow.Try dropping sinking pellets near the eel.(Hikari massivore diet,sinking wafers,Wardley shrimp pellets,or any other brand.)Do not put with aggressive cichlids or tiny(food)like fish.

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    Used to have a Tire track eel "Skid". Loved that fish, and yes we were eventually able to hand feed him.

    When we first got Skid, he would only eat live food. He liked brine shrimp, black worms, and guppies, but his favorite was freshwater shrimp. After a while we got him to eat frozen blood worms, krill, and brine shrimp. And eventually he got comfortable enough for hand feeding.

    Also when we first got him, we had plastic decorations. That was also when we discovered the magic of live plants. We revamped the tank with a compost/gravel bottom and ordered a bunch of plants. That was when he started coming out of hiding alot more, and his hunting and stalking instincts really came out.

    We also got a fire eel around that time. When we tried to add the fire eel to Skid's 55 he freaked out and tried to kill it. We ended up setting up another 55 for the Fire eel. But not long into it, the intake screen fell off of the filter. The eel swam up the tube, got caught in the filter and died. So be careful about that. Also be careful to have a good top, I have heard of eels jumping through very small openings, though they are also apparently supprisingly hardy out of water. Many have been saved after hours on the floor.

    Not sure how much this helps in relation to your spiny eel, but figure it's worth a shot.
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    I have a peacock spiny eel. I bought 2, but the smaller one didn't really stand much of a chance as he was very thin when I bought him. Mine eats pellets (though I have never seen him). I feed Black worm and earth worms when I can. He LOVES earth worms and will "bash" them to death on the lid then eat them.I don't think they eat pellets or flake on their own, they need to be slowly introduce. If you do see your eel and he is thinner then his head, then he needs to eat! Mine is very robust, much more then you would think. He is often seen during the day and mainly in the early evening. He "sits" in a plant pot, similar to a curled cobra.
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    What kind of plants did you use?

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    Mostly southeast asian stuff.

    The grassy looking plant in the foreground is corkscrew val (valisneria sp. "asiatica"). The tall stuff in the back is Temple plant (Hygrophilia corymbosa v. "stricta") There are also copper crypts (Cryptocoryne wendtii "copper") in the foreground and the red lily type plant is a tiger lotus.
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    On the subject of tiretrack eels, have either of yours ever had like an almost white film over their eyes? My neighbor recently got one and in the past few days it has developed said film. Possibly going blind?

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