Show off your EELS!

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  1. Scott.h

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    My big one!! I was told it is a black jewel moray by my LFS but I don’t see any like it on the internet. They also told me he wouldn’t get bid. Yeah right!
     
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    That thing looks like a monster lol.
     
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    Man I love it, how big is he, what size tank is he in. Do you think it might be a Gymnothorax moringa.
     
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    He’s about to 3ft long stretched out. His body is bigger than my forearm and I’m no where near skinny
     
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    Any Dragon eel?
     
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    I don’t think so, mine is way darker and they have way more white thank mine is. I’ve had him for over 10 years. Every year he goes thru a period of about 8-10 weeks where he won’t eat anything at all. Then he has s ferocious appetite, eating about 20-25 of the big sliders 2-3 days straight then he eat a cpl times a week 15-20.
     
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    Eye color is wrong, but it looks like Muraena augusti.
     
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    That's a nice looking eel!
     
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    I think he is smiling!!!
     
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    What kind of eel is this and how old is it? He/she is awesome!!!
     
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    I think this is what an eel should look like!
     
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    Hi I love your tank. What is the red coral called? I have never seen that before
     
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    Doing good

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    Finally moved the first residents out of QT and into the display which meant there was an opening in QT for a new tenant. Snowflake eel was always in my list and may be a mistake but Petco had this tiny one newly in stock so taking a shot. I’m no expert but what it’s worth I’ve been frequenting this Petco for a while and they seem mostly on top of their game and to be honest I’ve been disappointed in some of the local shops so I figured since he’ll have the QT tank to himself I would give it a try

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    You shouldn't have any problems with him. Eels are pretty much immune to common aquarium hobby parasites.

    Just make sure you have some PVC in there where he can get his whole body inside and a tight lid. Eels escape QT all the time. He also might not eat in QT.
     
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    Thanks. I've just seen some threads on here about Petco and people's less than stellar opinion of them. While others say they've had fish from there for years. But as I've toured most of my local shops I haven't found most of them to appear that much cleaner than Petco, and a few seem worse. There's one in particular that does consistently seem clean and issue free but I've never seen them with an eel in stock.

    Here's the current rendition of the QT tank. Replaced the bigger elbows and connectors with some leftover tubing and the eel seems content with it currently. The blue painters tape may not look the best but it peels off easily enough for me to get in there when needed

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    I have had a jeweled eel with flukes, and seen eels die without eating likely due to internal parasites. I would start prazipro right away just in case. If you see a head shake, that's likely an indication of flukes. If he won't eat it could be internal parasites. Just an heads up, eels are usually resistant but these are the two most common problems they come in with.
     
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