Tank size for Snowflake Eel

Discussion in 'Fish Only Tanks, Predator Tanks' started by Elrond, 28 Sep 2011.

  1. Elrond

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    I'm pondering setting up another system which would primarily be to house an eel of somekind, I'm thinking a Snowflake at this stage. What size setup would be acceptable for a small +-15cm one?

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    tagging as i am also thinking of going the predator route
     
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    Bear in mind that your little 15cm eel is going to grow to about 60cm's or more, plus eels are absolute masters at getting out of tanks, far too often they are found on the floor drying out. :( So you need to make sure that your tank is capable of being sealed or has a hood on with no escape holes. To be safe I would go for a tank of about 150 to 200 litres, about 3ft long. Apart from that, they are amazing creatures. :)
     
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    i got one this past weekend, he is probably around 20cm, maybe slightly bigger. my tank is 1m x 05m x 0.5m, 250L. he really is an interesting character,very curious about everything.
     
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    Pic's and update on the eel please.
     
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    I assume they eat fish so they would have to go in a tank with bigger fish than them or am I wrong?
     
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    From what I've read on this Article, it seems I'll rather not chance it with smaller fish...it seems to much of a "hit and miss"...MHO..:blush:..so I'll say "err on the side of caution" and rather not have smaller fish...:blush:
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/sw/snowflakemorayeel.php
     
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