Snowflake eel question

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  1. badstorm48

    badstorm48 Active Member

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    So, I just got a snowflake eel today from my lfs. He’s had him for 3 weeks and doing well. I fed him tonight. I was wondering how much should you feed him. Since he’s only like a foot if that maybe give or take some. I cut up a small raw shrimp and gave him about a third of that shrimp. Just want to know how much should I feed him cause I don’t want to waste food and or just leave food in the tank? Maybe just over thinking it.
     

  2. Mfreddy

    Mfreddy Active Member

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    They’ll let you know when they’re hungry. Mine swims out about 5 days a week when I tap on the glass with the tongs.

    Don’t freak out if it goes a week without eating. Mine does it about once a month.
     
  3. nautical_nathaniel

    nautical_nathaniel Jack of All Trades, Masters in One R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    You can probably give it a whole 2" chunk of shrimp every other day for the time being. As it grows you can give it to him more often.
     
  4. badstorm48

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    Okay cool yeah the peice I gave him was about an inch or so. He’s small and I felt he couldn’t take more but he gobbled that thing down so I might do half a shrimp then next time and see how that goes.
     
  5. Anarcha0s

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    When I first got my snowflake at 7 inches and the size of a pen, he ate maybe a quarter of a small raw shrimp every other day, today a few months later he will eat 1/2 to 2/3 of a raw shrimp every other day. He has grown a bit since then too. Like others said, your eel will let you know when he's hungry!
     
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    lion king Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    I feed my eels every 3 days, I feed them all they want; they will let you know when they are full by not taking the food or retreating back into their dens. I do not put the food in the tank, I target feed them.
     
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