Show off your EELS!

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  1. jasonrusso

    jasonrusso Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I have one fish from Petco, a bicolor Angel. If they appear healthy and you are going to QT prophylacticly anyway, what's the difference?
     

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    jasonrusso Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Eels are sometimes tough to read. Yes, head shaking can be a symptom, but eels also shake their head normally to smell. When they shake their head they are pushing water through their nostrils. It took me a while to learn this, I always thought that it was something wrong.
     
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    Thanks. He ate some chopped up seafood today and thanks to @Humblefish med list I already had Prazi on hand so did go ahead and dose the QT and will follow up in a couple days with a water change and a second dose next Sunday. My youngest is very excited for him, he was one of her top wants, my wife is less enthused. Too snake like for her.
     
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  4. Buraccha

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    This is my blue ribbon eel that i have since April 2017. Despite his difficulty and mostly dedicated to expert, its one of the most hardest and challenging fish i ever kept(to get a fish used to captivity). As a passionate aquarist on moray eels and one of my dream fish (i mean its so coloful!), i accepted the challenge. I was very aware of the difficulty and the poor survavibility of this eel. He refused to eat about 6 month any food including live mollies and frozen silversides. With patience, research and trying multiple times, the eel finaly accepted the frozen food from Larry's reef services (LRS chunky). Few days later, the eel accepted V2O IQF silversides. And finaly, today, its surprising but i managed to make him eat pellets food for carnivore for the first time.

    will upload a feeding video later.

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  5. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Awesome! Looking forward to the video!!
     
  6. Buraccha

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    Me again
    As i promised, here a short clip of my eel after eating a pellet. It was hard to take a video while he was eating the pellet

     
  7. Holdbar7

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    20171208_215140.jpg Got my banded moray almost 6 months ago, about 14" now. He's in a mixed reef aquarium and hasn't been aggressive at all to tank mates. Been feeding frozen krill on a stick 3 times a week.

    Anyone else have a banded? They don't seem as popular as snowflake or zebra. But seem to be best as far as not getting too big or agressive.
     
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  8. azreeftank

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    Here is my new Ribbon eel it is about 30” long and beautiful. I had just set up this 125 and moved over my Moorish Idol and Golden angel that developed a taste for corals. Saw this eel at the store and I had to have it. I knew about the difficulty getting them to eat. Fist day it ate a live Rosie from a stick. Security no day he ate a Rosie and small piece of shrimp and day 4 he ate 2 large frozen silversides. My trick was feeding the tank first with selcon and garlic then fed him the Rosie. Now when I feed the tank he smells the food and comes out looking for his own meal. I am now feeding him twice a week and he devours anything I put on the stick from LRS, Shrimp or silversides. I only used the Rosie’s to train him and will not be feeding him live anymore. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  10. Bob Loblaw

    Bob Loblaw Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Louisiana Reef Club

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    Some of mine through the years--

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    andrewkw Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Wow what a collection Bob! I used to keep garden eels, they were so fun. I had to give them away when I moved. I didn't really have problems with the regular spotted ones but the orange splendid ones never did as well for me.
     
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    Californian moray maybe....
     
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    Hi how big is your tessy?how long you had it?trying to figure out growth rate...thanks
     
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    It's 4 foots now, I got it since baby around 18 inches and its hit 3 foots long around 2 years then slow down a bit, in the video I took last year it was close to 40 inches.
    Do you sure you want to keep a Tesselata? It's a beast and WILL EAT ALL TANK MATEs, whatever you see or everyone work together in the wild WILL NOT HAPPEN in our close system home aquarium. :) I lost more than 3 thousand dollars on live stock trying to give it a tank mate :p
     
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    Jack and Sally

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    Here’s my new little guy

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    Skeletor? Good looking eel. Saw one on the DD recently.
     
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    A tiny skeletor lol


     
  19. Best Fish-Jake

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    Here are a couple ribbon eels chilling with a wolf eel (which is a dottyback for those who didn’t know)[​IMG]
     
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