Echidna Nebulosa,moray SnowFlake moray eel

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  1. Guilhem3430

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    hello my friend of South Africa,
    I become after a few time, sorry because I have many homework.
    So I want have information of this Echidna, because it's a great fish, very beatifull...
    I know he must give a Living food (Golden Fish...). But it is obliged to give?
    He must a 450l tank obliged, or 150l supply ? and with equipment?

    thank you for your future answer, A see you,
    Guilhem3430 (French Friend)
     
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    Hi Guilhem, wait for the Gurus to answer your Questions. BtW, Welcome here
     
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    Absolute minimum aquarium size - 50g = 190 litres

    Remember these creatures get over 600mm long.

    They will eat fish and crustaceans, so be careful

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    I caught one about 2 weeks back, they are beautifull fish. It's in my friends 1800l tank (Who previously had one before closing his tank) and it's eating well on prawn pieces. But as Sean says, rather wait for the guys who know them comment.
     
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    Mercii (thank you) !!!!! :thumbup::thumbup:

    The equipment of tank, is a skimmer + pumps. Or No skimmer...

    (PS : I have a 450l tank, but it's for begin an other tank.)
     
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    frozen prawn / mussel will do the trick, it may eat one or 2 smaller fish as it gets bigger
     
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    You will need a system that can maintain good quality water, a skimmer does help keep water good, so it would be best.
     
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    OK, thank you !!!:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    For lIghty, because it's for crate a new tank, but I put the Echidna in my 450l.

    I have a couple of A.Ocelaris, is it dangerous??
     
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    It will definitely eath those A.Ocellaris as it gets bigger Guilhem
     
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    Ok thank you for all !!!! :thumbup::p
     
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    I have 2 ...very easy to keep, just keep the following in mind, predators produce a lot of waste (skimmer is a must in my eyes), they WILL eat ornamental shrimp, hermit crabs and smaller fish. Fish sleep at night and thats when they become dinner:p this makes for limited choices regarding tankmates (my one styed with my Lionfish...thus no problems)

    The get very tame and will eat out of your hand (just watch your fingers)...

    Lastly make sure your tank is closed properly...they jump !

    as for tank size 450 L would be excellent...just make sure you create enough hiding space for them as they are quite secretive at times

    GOOD LUCK
     
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    Here is a picture of his future moray ell my friend guilhem ;) question Is there visual evidence of good health on the Moray?
     
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    Thank Fransny !!

    Edit : There is 2 A.Ocelerais, I want to put a Z.Flavesens, Centropyge Bispinosus, and S.Splendidus.
    It will be good?
     
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    All should be OK, but I wouldn't go with the splendidus (Mandarin)[FONT=arial,sans-serif][SIZE=-1],[/SIZE][/FONT] little slow fish and may get hurt.[FONT=arial,sans-serif][/FONT]
     
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    Well, Can you mix and other moray eel together and two from the same species?​
     
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    Yes you can, if the tank is big enough
     
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    ok thank you and Is there visual indications on the health of a Moray?


    style colors, activity ...​
     
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    Like all other fish, it's natural colours should be vibrant and not dull, unless this is it's natural colouring.

    Also make sure it skin is nice and smooth without any signs of parasites or abrasions.

    A good sign for Eels is they appetites, if they eat well, then they generally healthy.

    Stay away from the Ribbon Eels as they don't eat in captivity.
     
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    Ok thank you very much !!!:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Agreed with Warr, check for the same signs of healt as with any other fish, also see if you can get the LFS to show you a feeding to make sure it DOES eat.

    If you want to mix eels try and keep wothin the same size range as some species will pary on each other, maybe catenata (chainlink moray). My 2C
     
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