sea snakes?

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  1. llandlo

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    anyone ever done a tank with sea snakes?know of a website to diect me to?know where to get?
     
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    @llandlo. ...... Not advisable, said to be extremely venamous
     
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    It can keeeeeeel you! however many things are poisonous such as lion fish and zoas :)
     
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    @Tremayn , yeah but those stings cause blackouts an swelling, sea snakes take u out in 2mins after a bite, an dude, imagine u sitting in ur lounge an it comes slithering pass u, the climb out of tanks an can live very long out of water, ans trust me, those glass lids won't hold it in, a snakes whole body is a muscle and a very strong 1 @ it..... So rather dude, stay away lol
     
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    ....not in a nano....you wont find sea snakes available locally....and your not easily going to find one for capture....then the potential legalities....why not research some sort of eel rather. You will find much more information on them.
     
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    llandlo , they would be quite difficult to keep I presume . Land snakes can be trained to take frozen / dead mice in most cases (sometimes not however). Sea snakes I doubt.

    Also just as a matter of interest , I see you are PTA based. Sea snake venom is not really very well understood (as with a lot of the complex venoms) so finding antidote will be VERY difficult (especially in PTA). Hell for a lot of imported snake species in the pet trade there is no local antidote.

    Interesting topic though...maybe someone has looked into this
     
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    How sure are we llando didn't mean eels? I can understand the possible confusion.
     
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    a couple of things send shivers down my spine with this thread :) (not snakes ive enjoyed them for years)

    firstly i am worried that this is the nano section and thus if a sea snake is the intended occupant (hopefully not) it shouldnt be in a nano, or indeed a home aquarium unless specifically species developed.

    if its eels we are talking about, again a nano is not the best tank (esp boyu TL450) and please do NOT get a ribbon eel as they have around 2% survival rate long term in a tank,apparently. Ive always loved the look of ribbon eels but i think they are something best left in the ocean.


    can you give us a pic of what you want to keep so we all know what it is you are talking about and can maybe suggest an appropriate tank for it?
     
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    This is what i call an advanced sea horse:

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    @belindamotion ...... Noooo,lol those stuff die the minute u put them in, some don't even make it home lol

    Yeah hey, maybe he duz mean eels
     
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    :lol::lol::lol: NOOOOOOOO....I wouldn't dream of it..:eek: Well...he wanted a "snake"..:tt2:
     
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    If you have a look on the SA Reptiles forum, I remember there was quite a discussion about Sea Snakes
     
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    Well as usual, I can only comment on the local SA one - Pelamis platurus. Here are some pics of the last one that I caught (Feb last year) :
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    As far as I know, PE Oceanarium has the record for keeping them alive - 1 month! This one was very week and was donated to the Oceanarium where it lasted for 2 days....

    This is definitely not a species worth keeping in a tank.....
     
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    :( wow thats bleak.....very strong case against the keeping of Sea Snakes
     
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    :eek: Just think of my wife if I get home with a sea snake:whistling:
     
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    okay lets get a few things straight
    1-my bad about nano section im an idiot when it comes to computers
    2-i am not an idiot when it comes to snakes....i have an extensive reptile collection with over twenty VENOMOUS spp and another 15 non venoms so yes it is sea snakes im looking for...
    Pelamis platurus are sucsessfully kept in captivity in australia an asia my cousin has kept a specimen alive for over two years
    no reptile venom takes two mins to kill you...in fact any venom(aka protein)takes longer that!!!
    sea snakes have miniscule or non existant ventral scales so slithering on land is near impossible for them(exceptions of corse)
    and a sea snake is no differant to a lion fish or stonefish in terms of deadlyness
    on sareptiles not much help bushmaster gave me a few hints but wasnt really sure

    pls excuse spelling piont 2 explains this
     
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    Ok, I moved the thread to fish and things - "Other livestock"
     
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