Zebra moray in reef tank

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  1. shoelaceike

    shoelaceike Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Hi,

    I just wanted some info from people who have had or have one of these eels?

    My main concern would be rock stability. My rock is just piled up with very little of it cemented. Would the eel knock down rock and corals?

    How safe would my small fish and inverts be?

    Any other info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    shoelaceike Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Here are some pics of my rockwork. I do have about 4 inches of space between the rock and back wall.....I was thinking that I can put some PVC pipes back there and then would it leave the rock work alone? IMG_20160214_095636.jpg IMG_20160214_095641.jpg IMG_20160214_095646.jpg IMG_20160214_095659.jpg
     
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    Duke4Life Just a crazy eel guy, LMAS R2R Supporter

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    Inverts would be my only concern as they are good about not going after fish unless left for a lengthy period and have no other food source and get hungry. I'd be making sure any rock is secure, think about how a snake (hate to use that example) moves in the wild. My eel will occasionally bump my coral and I have seen no harm, they just close up for a few minutes but reopen (it's like a hermit or snail harassing them).

    With any eel a lid is a must as they escape, having eurobracing at the top may help this, in my case it has as mine will nose out along the outer edges and the bracing has prevented escape so far.
     
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    shoelaceike Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Thanks...I have a tight lid. As far as rockwork, how secure? Most are just piled on but will not fall if casually bumped into. The lightest and least secure rock is on top....the bottom rock is mostly big heavy pieces.... Some 30+ lbs
     
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    Duke4Life Just a crazy eel guy, LMAS R2R Supporter

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    Have a full tank shot?
     
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    How secure is a good question and not the same for everyone. Your top rocks if an eel was to wrap itself half way around would they be able to move these rocks? I have a pile in my corner that are just stacked but are secured with other rocks that are fine. We're your base rocks added before the sand?
     
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    I have 1 that is close to a Zebra, a chainlink and was able to add a couple cleaner shrimp and some peppermints. He never touched the cleaner introduced same time with him but the 2nd and 2 more I tried he ate at about the 2 month mark of adding, the original died of natural causes (was a decent size when I bought), he also hasn't touched the peppermints who share his area (it's also the cleanest).
     
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    should be safe in my opinion
     
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    Duke4Life Just a crazy eel guy, LMAS R2R Supporter

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    An eels playground there. Very nice looking. Try to find a small 1 as they have fewer experiencs and bad habits than an adult possibly would.
     
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    shoelaceike Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Awesome thanks....I'm going to look for a small zebra
     
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    shoelaceike Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    welcome. In qt right now. IMG_3359.JPG
     
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    Duke4Life Just a crazy eel guy, LMAS R2R Supporter

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    Congrats!
     
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    Should I defrost frozen food or can I feed it still frozen?
     
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    melypr1985 totally addicted Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Expert Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Defrost it first
     
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    Thanks
     
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