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    Thoughts on snoflake eels

    Dose any one have one of these eels ?And what is their temperment like tawards the other inhabs?
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    The Snowflake Eel, also known as the Snowflake Moray Eel, Clouded Moray, or Starry Moray, is one of the most beautiful morays, and inhabits caves and crevices throughout the Indo-Pacific reefs. In the wild, it can grow to 39 inches; most captive specimens will not exceed 24 inches.

    This is a very hardy eel, but an escape artist. A 50 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of live rock and a tightly fit canopy is ideal. Most of the eels that are lost in an aquarium are due to poorly sealed tanks. The Snowflake Eel is safe to house with any fish it cannot easily swallow. It can be housed with some invertebrates, like anemones and corals, but not crustaceans.

    The wild Snowflake Eel is a nocturnal predator, ambushing fish and crustaceans. In the tank, it will take frozen or freeze-dried krill, fish, shrimp, and most meaty foods. It can be taught to hand feed, although this should be done with caution, as it can inflict a painful bite.


    With that all said, I have seen them in reefs, however I don't know if I'd try one myself.
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    Thanks T_M
    Got one yesterday ! I found out a bout the escape artist bit as soon as I opend the bag it came in to drip for acclimation
    just put a 1/2" slit in the top & surprise surprise ,Yaaa !!!An here I am, its on the loose .Talk about a time trying to catch that without getting bit !Can these magnificent critters move
    just like lightening .
    right now its in my dautters its 40gal cube its the only tank that had a good top on it to hold this little beauti .
    I'll post the pics of it after while!Just a brief description
    it about 14" long & has the black markings on the bobby
    with a gold spotted ring just behind the head . It must have been use to being fed with the tongs because when I used them to place the shrinp inthe tank it came out &went straight to the food real easy not agressive at all &waited for me to release it .Not what I expected at all specialy after the
    little tussel we had with the aclimation being cut short every thing went like it was in the for months & went great .
    Also got agreat deal on it I think .No one wanted it because
    it was acting agressive in the LFS but as I watched the people
    it turned out it was just stress from the customers gathering
    & no place to really get out of sight .The first couple of hours
    in the cube we never even seen it I turned out the light &left it all quiet today its amazing it isnt one bit stressed just comes out takes a little tour of the tank an goes back to the cave entrace & sits ther as proud as can be!!!!!
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    pics of NEW SNOWFLAKE EEL

    Here are the 3 pics of the new eel tha we got yesterday
    its a real beauti!
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    pic #2

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    pic #3
    Munchin on a diced piece of shrimp!!!!!
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    When you say it escaped do you mean it was actually slithering around on the floor?
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    Flame,

    Eels are reknown for their escape abilities, and usually perish on some aquarist's floor. Good thing Dan has a tight lid on that 40gal... I just wonder how that little damsel's gonna be after a few days?
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    Ya !!!!
    Soon as it found the slit at the top of the bag ,which took it about a second an a half if that long it was HELLO time tried
    to go up my arm while I put the scisors down .Kind of a surprise when your not looking ,Idropped the bag and it and the race was on.
    Never drempt that it could move that fast on the hard wood floor ,had to move the couch & the arm chair to catch this on the floor!
    So you could say it took the grand tour of the livingroom before it got to the tank.
    so needless to say the acclimation time was practicly nil.
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    You wouldn't believe it if you seen it the two damsels
    try to chase the ell out of the cave they go in &swat it in the face with their tails ,the lawnmower blenni just sits back an watches .The ell dosent even bother with them just dose its thing an minds its buisnes
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