Snowflake eel in Red Sea 170 tank?

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Leon Gorani

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I am working on my aquascape and I am trying to decide if I should add a cave for fish to hide or an eel (if I do decide to get one or not, I’m still unsure). I plan on having regular fish, clowns, wrasses, etc. and corals, no real aggressive fish. But I kinda want to get a snowflake eel. I have seen some that are only 7 inches long in my lfs, and if I do decide to get one I want to make sure it is a good idea. I also want to decide on building a cave for him, currently I don’t want to add a cave too large but good enough for regular fish. Do you think it is a good idea to have a snowflake eel in my kind of tank? I do have a good lid for it too, I know they are escape artists lol. I’m also not sure if eels will spike my nutrients in the future if I do decide to add more fish, any thoughts would help
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