Clownfish with snowflake eels?

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Short answer if in a large enough tank and the snowflake is tank raised from an itty bitty, maybe. There are variables, if these are your prize clowns it may not be worth the risk. Snowflakes usually won't go out of their way to wrestle down a fish, but will enjoy one if it presents itself. Clowns are not push overs but they are not that elusive, if they fit in the mouth, maybe. In a small tank, more of a risk. Over time the snowflake will be large enough to enjoy a clown dinner, but if tank raised, they just may not have the instinct.
 

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I have 2 semi aggressive black storm clownfish and I was wondering if I could add a snowflake eel or if the clownfish will be dinner. Would it be ok to have an eel with them?
Not worth it. My brothers snowflake managed to down literaly every fish in his tank even his dwarf fuzzy lion.
 
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I have a snowflake at max size, with it 2 puffers, 2 clowns and also some lost mollys. I feed the snowflake almost every day with shrimp, big sizes. No problem at all with the small fish. In the end if the monster is well fedd, in my opinion you should have no problems.
 

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I have a snowflake at max size, with it 2 puffers, 2 clowns and also some lost mollys. I feed the snowflake almost every day with shrimp, big sizes. No problem at all with the small fish. In the end if the monster is well fedd, in my opinion you should have no problems.
You got any good pictures of the snowflake. I'd like to see how big it is at full size.
 

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My snowflake was good with fish and most inverts, granted it was the size of a #2 pencil when I got it as a hitchhiker at the LFS I worked for. I've heard it go both ways, good and bad. I'd say the smaller the eel and the bigger the clowns when you start is probably a big help but I am just spit balling there.

I have 2 semi aggressive black storm clownfish and I was wondering if I could add a snowflake eel or if the clownfish will be dinner. Would it be ok to have an eel with them?

Which is more important for you to have? What size tank, what's the aquascape look like? Are you considering working some eel tubes into your rock work?
 
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I have two snowflakes about 16” long and they leave my three clowns alone. I have a carpet anemone for the clowns and every time one of the eels touch the carpet anemone they jolt back like they touched a hot stove. I got the clownfish before the eels. I also tried introducing a smaller clownfish and the eel ate it. Make sure your clowns can’t fit in your eels mouth, have a safe spot to sleep at night and the eel is fed
 

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The year was 2000. My very first saltwater aquarium, I was in college in Kzoo, Mi, it was a 40 breeder with a Picasso Trigger, a pair of True Perc Clowns, and Niel the snowflake eel. All lived together pretty well abeit the Clowns seemed terrified and stayed in the upper portion of the tank corner. Niel went carpet surfing about 2 years in and our house cat brought his lifeless body to me early one morning. He was still wet but didn't make it, im convinced the cat took him out. The clowns seemed to eventually ease back into mid tank and not so teriffied after that.
 

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@fishguy242 - he has a snowflake eel. He calls it the "nope rope" ate a lot of his clowns.

I won't put any eel in a tank with clowns, maybe a ribbon eel. The fact ribbon eels suffer from cyanide poisoning stops me from getting another.
Good luck to you if you get a snow flake.
 

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