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Old June 7th 04, 09:46 PM
Chip
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Hello,

Last january I acquired a 16 inch freshwater moray eel, and 5 months
passed,
and I never saw it eating. I tried everything, from adding ghost
shrimps, worms,
bottom fish kuhli loaches, and he does not even care. Soemtimes I even
find his head and the tire track eel heads next to each other in the
hole...Thos books said eels like to eat live food, what a joke...

The other members of my tank are , a calvus, tetreacephalos, and
leleupi.

I have another tire track eel, a rope fish, and 2 inches (length of
the body)
crab. If the crab legs were included, it would span 10 inches.

Who end up eating my kuhli loach, was the crab. I think the cichlids
might have
stressed too much the loach, and the crab was fast enough to grab it.

I still keep minimal feeding of flakes or frozen shrimp to once every
2 weeks.

No water changes needed. No thermostat needed as well, since I am in
california.
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Old June 8th 04, 02:08 PM
RedForeman
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|| Hello,
||
|| Last january I acquired a 16 inch freshwater moray eel, and 5 months
|| passed,
|| and I never saw it eating. I tried everything, from adding ghost
|| shrimps, worms,
|| bottom fish kuhli loaches, and he does not even care. Soemtimes I
|| even find his head and the tire track eel heads next to each other
|| in the hole...Thos books said eels like to eat live food, what a
|| joke...
||
|| The other members of my tank are , a calvus, tetreacephalos, and
|| leleupi.
||
|| I have another tire track eel, a rope fish, and 2 inches (length of
|| the body)
|| crab. If the crab legs were included, it would span 10 inches.
||
|| Who end up eating my kuhli loach, was the crab. I think the cichlids
|| might have
|| stressed too much the loach, and the crab was fast enough to grab it.
||
|| I still keep minimal feeding of flakes or frozen shrimp to once every
|| 2 weeks.
||
|| No water changes needed. No thermostat needed as well, since I am in
|| california.

So what's your questoin?? and if you don't have one, have a nice day....
somewhere else...
btw, your pic file004.jpg where the eel is yawning is cool....
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Old June 8th 04, 02:53 PM
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What's it all about? What's Tanganyika got to do with it? Most of your
fish aren't Tanganyikan or Cichlids, some aren't even African.

Steve

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Old June 19th 04, 05:54 AM
Vicki S
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I have a salt water moray (I know they are different) but you could try
some squid. I use bait squid cut up into bite sized pieces.

Vicki


If anyone there ever kept a freshwater
moray eel, let me know your experience
with it.
Thank you


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Old June 28th 04, 11:47 PM
Chip
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Thanks!

By the way,

http://community.webshots.com/user/chip_designer

and my giant crab molted last week.

Wow!! amazing, I never thought they molt

and after the whole things came out, they eat their own molt...

it is really an awesome natural behavior.

other news: my freshwater mooray eel still not eating...

thanks to all who gave me suggestions and although many of you just
said that there are no such thing as freshwater moray eels, and the
internet knowledge base also does not offer too much help, the fact is I
have one 16 inch, in my tanganykan tank since january.

maybe living things can adapt to different conditions, no matter what
books or fish experts say.

regards





(Vicki S) wrote in message ...
I have a salt water moray (I know they are different) but you could try
some squid. I use bait squid cut up into bite sized pieces.

Vicki


If anyone there ever kept a freshwater
moray eel, let me know your experience
with it.
Thank you


"it is well that war is so terrible, or else we would grow fond of it."
~Robert E. Lee

"May all your babies be born naked and may you be in heaven ten minutes
before the devil knows your dead!!!
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Old June 29th 04, 12:26 AM
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On 28 Jun 2004 15:47:29 -0700, (Chip) wrote:


other news: my freshwater mooray eel still not eating...

thanks to all who gave me suggestions and although many of you just
said that there are no such thing as freshwater moray eels, and the
internet knowledge base also does not offer too much help, the fact is I
have one 16 inch, in my tanganykan tank since january.


Nobody is saying that freshwater moray eels do not exist. It's just
that they don't live long in freshwater. Maybe a year.

Echidna rhodochilus is called the freshwater moray eel because they
are sometimes found in freshwater but they normally live in brackish
or salt water. In the correct conditions they will live for 20 to 30
years.

What you have wildly wrong is that they do not live in Tanganyika so
why are to you keep the poor thing in a Tanganyika tank? You are
slowly killing it. They come from the coastal brackish regions of East
Asia.

If you want to keep it alive put it in a suitable tank with brackish
water and some large rocks. Feed it on live scrimps or small live
crabs. They eat two or three large meals a week. They don't like dead
food but you may be able to hand feed it on very fresh fish once you
have got it into a reasonable condition. Be careful, they can bite
hard.


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Old June 30th 04, 12:16 AM
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On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 00:26:44 +0100, wrote:

On 28 Jun 2004 15:47:29 -0700,
(Chip) wrote:


other news: my freshwater mooray eel still not eating...

thanks to all who gave me suggestions and although many of you just
said that there are no such thing as freshwater moray eels, and the
internet knowledge base also does not offer too much help, the fact is I
have one 16 inch, in my tanganykan tank since january.


Nobody is saying that freshwater moray eels do not exist. It's just
that they don't live long in freshwater. Maybe a year.

Echidna rhodochilus is called the freshwater moray eel because they
are sometimes found in freshwater but they normally live in brackish
or salt water. In the correct conditions they will live for 20 to 30
years.

What you have wildly wrong is that they do not live in Tanganyika so
why are to you keep the poor thing in a Tanganyika tank? You are
slowly killing it. They come from the coastal brackish regions of East
Asia.

If you want to keep it alive put it in a suitable tank with brackish
water and some large rocks. Feed it on live scrimps or small live
crabs. They eat two or three large meals a week. They don't like dead
food but you may be able to hand feed it on very fresh fish once you
have got it into a reasonable condition. Be careful, they can bite
hard.


Steve


Could it be that Chip actually has a Mastacemblus (spelling?) species?
Knowing the fanciful names that many species are marketed under, that
would be my guess ...

John

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Old July 1st 04, 06:33 AM
The Madd Hatter
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if that means genital warts, then you are probabaly correct


"John" wrote in message
...
On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 00:26:44 +0100, wrote:

On 28 Jun 2004 15:47:29 -0700,
(Chip) wrote:


other news: my freshwater mooray eel still not eating...

thanks to all who gave me suggestions and although many of you just
said that there are no such thing as freshwater moray eels, and the
internet knowledge base also does not offer too much help, the fact is I
have one 16 inch, in my tanganykan tank since january.


Nobody is saying that freshwater moray eels do not exist. It's just
that they don't live long in freshwater. Maybe a year.

Echidna rhodochilus is called the freshwater moray eel because they
are sometimes found in freshwater but they normally live in brackish
or salt water. In the correct conditions they will live for 20 to 30
years.

What you have wildly wrong is that they do not live in Tanganyika so
why are to you keep the poor thing in a Tanganyika tank? You are
slowly killing it. They come from the coastal brackish regions of East
Asia.

If you want to keep it alive put it in a suitable tank with brackish
water and some large rocks. Feed it on live scrimps or small live
crabs. They eat two or three large meals a week. They don't like dead
food but you may be able to hand feed it on very fresh fish once you
have got it into a reasonable condition. Be careful, they can bite
hard.


Steve


Could it be that Chip actually has a Mastacemblus (spelling?) species?
Knowing the fanciful names that many species are marketed under, that
would be my guess ...

John



 




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