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post #1 of 4 Old 02-28-2011, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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Help Identifying Eel

My dad came home the other day from Petco and brought home a freshwater eel. My dad talked to the man that worked there, who claimed to be a marine biologist. My dad didn't write down what species it is, so I was hoping to get some of your opinions.

Also, I have been trying to feed him/her thawed shrimp, but he's not taken any interest in it. Any thoughts on what to feed it?

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post #2 of 4 Old 02-28-2011, 04:24 AM
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It's one of those moray eels (Gymnothorax sp.). They're marine species.

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post #3 of 4 Old 02-28-2011, 10:11 AM
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Yea that looks like a "freshwater" moray eel. I put the freshwater in quotes because although they can live in fw temporarily, they are disease prone and will not thrive in fw.

Do fish get thirsty?
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-27-2011, 06:23 AM
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white eel

hi i have a large white eel in my 5ft setup and need some help identifying what species he is,any help would be great thanks.
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