Is it possible for a fire eel to survive out of water?
I've personally never heard of it..however my fire eel..when I first purchased him managed to find a fake log figure(goes straight up and twists..the inside of it is hallow...not ment for fish to swim in..the holes are facing the bottom of the tank) in the starter aquarium i had him in(55 gallons) and dug in the sand and up into it..i kept having to lift it up and tap it a little to get him out....I finally got sick of him going up there and purchased him alternative hiding places and took the fake log stau out.
I thought he wasn't in there..however...hes VERY friendly and always comes out for feeding time. However...the next few days I noticed I couldnt find him..I gave it a week and I decided to take everything out of the aquarium...and comb threw the sand and try and locate him. I even went back into the bucket I placed the fake log statu in and put a flashlight to the holes and couldn't find him,even gave the log a lil shake..(Mind you..this statu is curvy and windy all the way up)
Much to my attempt..I COULDNT find him anywhere..so I assumed..because people always say eels have a tendancy to find any opening in a lid and jump out..I thought maybe he did..and while I was away at work the dogs ate him while he squirmed around on the floor..
I FELT AWFUL.
However...a week later I decided to put the log statu back in when I did my weekly water change(2 and a half weeks had gone by) and long and behold...2 days later..mr.eel comes out.
HOW HAPPY WAS I!!
Just wondered if anyone else had this experience?
He has since began to grow and will soon be placed in my 180 gallon while I wait for my 400 gallon to be made.
He's my first eel...haha and I intend to keep it that way..for now. to much worrying! and sorry for my rant.