Snowflake Eel Minimum Tank Size

TSM Aquatics

Snowflake Eel Minimum Tank Size

  • 50 Gallons (36x18x18)

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • 55 Gallons (48x13x21)

    Votes: 3 50.0%
  • 75 Gallons (48x18x21)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 110 Gallons (60x18x24)

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • 120 Gallons (48x24x24)

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • 125 Gallons (72x18x21)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 180 Gallons (72x24x24)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    6

Snowythesnowflakeeel

Community Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Aug 2, 2022
Messages
57
Reaction score
17
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
usa
I am currently working on getting a 140 Gallon (60x18x30) and just want to make sure a Snowflake Eel (The Main Reason I'm Working On Getting A Saltwater Tank) will happily live its life out in that tank. Please comment below about why you feel a Snowflake Eel needs at least that sized tank.
 
OP
S

Snowythesnowflakeeel

Community Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Aug 2, 2022
Messages
57
Reaction score
17
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
usa
If you search on liveaquaria it will give you a recommended min size .
Keep in mind they do grow 18”-24” long and that’s the reason I ended up donating mine back to the lfs .
Any small fish added after it was food

don’t let it bite . Hurts pretty bad
What sized tank did you have it in? Thanks for the response, what do you recommend for Tank Size?
 

WVNed

The fish are staring at me with hungry eyes.
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Apr 11, 2018
Messages
9,961
Reaction score
42,859
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Hurricane, WV
I had 2 in a standard 75 gallon tank. They live in a 180 now with a large foxface, some butterfly fish and 2 dwarf angels.
Any tank 4 feet or more is good for a snowflake. Mine are mostly grown too.

Make sure the lid is tight. I found one of mine on the floor once but got him back in the tank in time.
i-942Cx22-M.jpg

i-PJp2rPd-M.jpg
 

i cant think

7500 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Sep 1, 2021
Messages
8,920
Reaction score
9,601
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
England
48x18x24 right? So then a 60x18x30 should be ok right?
I believe a 90 is a 4’x2’x2’ tank. I could be wrong though, but I’ve never heard of a tank that was 5’x18”x30”. Personally I would go for a 5’x2’x18” as the snowflake eel will then have Atleast some space to move its whole body in. That’s my personal rule with large fish (1.5’+) is if they have room to turn and not bump into other fish then it’s most likely that the tank size is good.
With fish like sharks, pufferfish, eels, lionfish ect… they’re all messy eaters so personally I’d try to get more water to not have the parameters swing during/after feedings.
 

Rmckoy

5000 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Mar 24, 2013
Messages
5,647
Reaction score
6,834
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Ontario Canada
I believe a 90 is a 4’x2’x2’ tank. I could be wrong though, but I’ve never heard of a tank that was 5’x18”x30”. Personally I would go for a 5’x2’x18” as the snowflake eel will then have Atleast some space to move its whole body in. That’s my personal rule with large fish (1.5’+) is if they have room to turn and not bump into other fish then it’s most likely that the tank size is good.
With fish like sharks, pufferfish, eels, lionfish ect… they’re all messy eaters so personally I’d try to get more water to not have the parameters swing during/after feedings.
48x18x24
 
OP
S

Snowythesnowflakeeel

Community Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Aug 2, 2022
Messages
57
Reaction score
17
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
usa
I believe a 90 is a 4’x2’x2’ tank. I could be wrong though, but I’ve never heard of a tank that was 5’x18”x30”. Personally I would go for a 5’x2’x18” as the snowflake eel will then have Atleast some space to move its whole body in. That’s my personal rule with large fish (1.5’+) is if they have room to turn and not bump into other fish then it’s most likely that the tank size is good.
With fish like sharks, pufferfish, eels, lionfish ect… they’re all messy eaters so personally I’d try to get more water to not have the parameters swing during/after feedings.
No, I think that's a 120. The only reason I know that is my local Petco has a 4x2x2 120 where it keeps bigger fish. Yeah I know, it's a strange size but I can't go wider than 18" but I though I could make up for that's little by going higher. So is that a no on a Snowflake Eel, or just to not keep as many fish?
 
TSM Aquatics

Where in or around your aquarium have you used adhesives/glues?

  • Mounting frags

    Votes: 152 93.3%
  • Bonding acrylic

    Votes: 36 22.1%
  • Sealing with silicone

    Votes: 53 32.5%
  • Aquascaping rocks

    Votes: 118 72.4%
  • Other (please describe in the discussion)

    Votes: 11 6.7%
Tenecor Aquariums
Top