Marble moray eel?

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  1. Keanan

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    Anyone got some info for me please? Experience with it?
    I cant seem to find any helpful info about them on the net.
     
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    They are refering to it as a "Brackies Moray Eel"..?
    Do I have the same Eel in mind...? Trying to get some info for you but not sure I've even got the "right" Eel..:blush:

    I went to Wikipedia and went thru the +- 15 GENERA in the Saltwater...:(..no pic to help me...
    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moray_eel"]Moray eel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
    The "Freshwater" (Brackish to Marine) Moray Eels, Family Muraenidae

    Freshwater/Brackish/Saltwater Moray Eel Species List
    http://saltaquarium.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php%3FID=6486


    Marble Moray Eel...This is the best I could find...but brings me back to my 1st question..? Do I have the right Eel..?
    marble moray eel | Stock Video | iStock
    marble moray [Archive] - MonsterFishKeepers.com

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help...will Surf a bit later and maybe second time Lucky...
     
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    A scientific name would be more helpful, picture would suffice....
     
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    Gymnotorax Tile (Marble moray eel) also known as a "Fresh water" moray.

    I kept a few, they grow quickly, and are actually not freshwater morays at all, they eventually need full marine.
    As your salinity goes up you will notice they become more active, feed more and grow faster.

    They are extremely aggressive and grow at a alarming rate.
     
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    @belindamotion @richardmatlock, sorry sould have mentioned the scientific name that the LFS have for it is SYNBRANCHUS MARMORATUS. Google brings up swamp eel, which makes me believe its freshwater? This little guy is in brackish water of 1.003. I will ask the LFS to send me a pic of it and post it.
     
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    Looks like a Tulip eel?
    Seen them a couple of times, at LFS.
     
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    Ummm, S. marmoratus is a FW beast which is by no means a moray. Time to change LFSs. ...from fishbase : " Environment
    Freshwater; brackish; demersal; potamodromous".

    http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Synbranchus-marmoratus.html

    Either your LFS is kak at ID'ing or they are trying to dump a FW fish on you.
     
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    @mooz, not too sure on that one. I asked the LFS to send me a pic.

    @richardmatlock, Thanks, do these guys come in different colours? The one at the LFS is much darker than the one on fishbase but I had a feeling it would be freshwater.

    P.s tried searching fishbase but all that came up was their search page, over and over.
     
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    If it has vestigial pectoral fins (little side fins) then it's probably the FW swamp beast, no fins = probably a moray. I think at this time, that a pic is required as there is an ID problem IMO.

    Fishbase is not a well funded entity, so their servers are often clogged by requests. Patience is the only option.
     
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    He is a tiny bugger and I didnt notice any side fins. I pm'd the LFS for a pic, so just waiting on him. Thanks
     
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    @2time...you know me and my Links...:p..hopefully this Site will be able to provide answers to all the questions you might find later on...what better place than a Moray Eel Website...:thumbup:
    Moray Eel
    Moray Eel Facts
     
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    @belindamotion, hehe yip I saw that link. Thought so too, will keep it for the future. :thumbup:That specific "moray" is not in there though.:(
    Thanks:thumbup:
     
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    Did you go to this video clip...? does it look like that...? you get so many "spotted" Honeycomb...Yellowhead...Spotted..definately going to need a pic...
    Yip...saw that too...:(

    spotted moray eels - Bing Images
    Moray Eel
    Yellowhead Moray Eel, Dark-spotted Moray Eel Fimbriated Moray Eel, Gymnothorax fimbriatus, Leopard Moray Eel, Gymnothorax undulatus
    Common Moray Eel, Gymnothorax kidako
     
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    Just a warning ..... I really wanted one then saw a snow flake at a LFS was so nice got the guy to go catch it as he was going to get the net the eel caught a big sand sifter and chowed him. So I didn't get it. Was with the lights on and it did quick work of that sand shifter.


    Don't think their reef compat even with caution is a good idea
     
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    How else do I get the Info that I do....;)..
    :eek::eek::eek:...thats when the "Happy Ever After" scales drop from my eyes and reality smacks me in the face....:eek:
     
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    Yip saw that link, its not that.

    @mytank, I know and thats the reason why I wanted this bugger. He is still very small and thin, so he wont be a problem. Was going to keep him in the tank for a while before I move my small fish to another tank.
     
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    LFS dont have a camera to take a pic but was told it looks like this.
    Taken from the net. But what I remember he was much darker and didnt fade from the front to back like this one, he is just one colour.

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    Sorry for small pic, cant make it bigger.
     
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