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c1c0 January 10th 04 07:33 PM

care of Eels?
 
Hi. Some weeks ago I stopped at a pet store where they had a pair of
beautiful eels. Their colours were similar to the Chain Eel (Echidna
catenata) and the Honeycomb Moray (Gymnothorax favagineus). They were around
1.5 m, so I doubt it was the first specie. But judging from the pics I found
online it's neither the second. They were mostly white, with few retics
(sp?) on the head that diminuished towards the end of the body. Are there
other similar species?

We have a huge aquarium at home, aprox. 150x80x80 cm, now inhabited by 2
red-bellied and 4 normal piranhas. I thought once they are death, between
2-3 years I think (they are 7 and 8 years now, one of the big guys died last
month), I'd like to try with one of these eels. I know that the maintenance
of a marine aquarium is much higher than the one we have right now. I made a
research about eels in internet, but found only a few indications:
- carnivore
- peeks out of tank (that's funny :)
- needs hides
- needs clean water

That isn't very much. Does anyone here keep any of this fishes and can give
me some advise? I.e. How much they eat at each meal and how often, if they
need UV-light, other special things to care about? I don't know much about
sal****er fishes, so I though I may get some informations right now. I have
a friend who has been in breeding fishes (beta splendens and others) for
years and can surely help me with the tecnical part (filtration, etc), but
he never kept eels nor does he know about their care.

Every helpful advice is greatly appreciated.

Anna




c1c0 January 11th 04 11:48 AM

care of Eels?
 
We have a biomechanical system, a big blue special sponge attached to a
pump that pumps the water through, sometimes we alternate it with a pair of
nylon tights filled with small ceramic pieces. We also have an air-stone.
Our fishes eat dry catfood. Could this be a diet for eels too?

Anna



"Taff" ha scritto nel messaggio
u...
hi anna
what flitration are you using at the moment?
you may be able to use the filter you have already as eels are pretty easy
to keep and you can feed them by handwith prawn etc.
they dont need special lighting, they actually wouldnt care if it had no
lighting, but then you wouldnt see them,
"c1c0" wrote in message
...
Hi. Some weeks ago I stopped at a pet store where they had a pair of
beautiful eels. Their colours were similar to the Chain Eel (Echidna
catenata) and the Honeycomb Moray (Gymnothorax favagineus). They were

around
1.5 m, so I doubt it was the first specie. But judging from the pics I

found
online it's neither the second. They were mostly white, with few retics
(sp?) on the head that diminuished towards the end of the body. Are

there
other similar species?

We have a huge aquarium at home, aprox. 150x80x80 cm, now inhabited by 2
red-bellied and 4 normal piranhas. I thought once they are death,

between
2-3 years I think (they are 7 and 8 years now, one of the big guys died

last
month), I'd like to try with one of these eels. I know that the

maintenance
of a marine aquarium is much higher than the one we have right now. I

made
a
research about eels in internet, but found only a few indications:
- carnivore
- peeks out of tank (that's funny :)
- needs hides
- needs clean water

That isn't very much. Does anyone here keep any of this fishes and can

give
me some advise? I.e. How much they eat at each meal and how often, if

they
need UV-light, other special things to care about? I don't know much

about
sal****er fishes, so I though I may get some informations right now. I

have
a friend who has been in breeding fishes (beta splendens and others) for
years and can surely help me with the tecnical part (filtration, etc),

but
he never kept eels nor does he know about their care.

Every helpful advice is greatly appreciated.

Anna








Taff January 11th 04 07:01 PM

care of Eels?
 
hi anna
what flitration are you using at the moment?
you may be able to use the filter you have already as eels are pretty easy
to keep and you can feed them by handwith prawn etc.
they dont need special lighting, they actually wouldnt care if it had no
lighting, but then you wouldnt see them,
"c1c0" wrote in message
...
Hi. Some weeks ago I stopped at a pet store where they had a pair of
beautiful eels. Their colours were similar to the Chain Eel (Echidna
catenata) and the Honeycomb Moray (Gymnothorax favagineus). They were

around
1.5 m, so I doubt it was the first specie. But judging from the pics I

found
online it's neither the second. They were mostly white, with few retics
(sp?) on the head that diminuished towards the end of the body. Are there
other similar species?

We have a huge aquarium at home, aprox. 150x80x80 cm, now inhabited by 2
red-bellied and 4 normal piranhas. I thought once they are death, between
2-3 years I think (they are 7 and 8 years now, one of the big guys died

last
month), I'd like to try with one of these eels. I know that the

maintenance
of a marine aquarium is much higher than the one we have right now. I made

a
research about eels in internet, but found only a few indications:
- carnivore
- peeks out of tank (that's funny :)
- needs hides
- needs clean water

That isn't very much. Does anyone here keep any of this fishes and can

give
me some advise? I.e. How much they eat at each meal and how often, if they
need UV-light, other special things to care about? I don't know much about
sal****er fishes, so I though I may get some informations right now. I

have
a friend who has been in breeding fishes (beta splendens and others) for
years and can surely help me with the tecnical part (filtration, etc), but
he never kept eels nor does he know about their care.

Every helpful advice is greatly appreciated.

Anna






Happy'Cam'per January 19th 04 02:48 PM

care of Eels?
 
NO....Cats eat cat food, and fish.......you guessed it....fish food...DOH
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**So long, and thanks for all the fish!**

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