help identifyiny fish (white eel) - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 03-27-2011, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
help identifyiny fish (white eel)

hi could anyone give me some help identifying my large white eel,any help would be great thanks.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg SDC11699.jpg (109.7 KB, 75 views)
christine121 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 03-27-2011, 06:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by christine121 View Post
hi could anyone give me some help identifying my large white eel,any help would be great thanks.
VERY INTERESTING!

I am fairly positive it is a caecilian(likely a adult female too), I have two if you go to my profile there is a video that shows normal behavior. If she goes up to the surface to breath air every 30-60min then it is 100% a caecilian. Species wise it is a likely Typhlonectes natans. Its a type of amphibian not really a eel/fish. Only thing I am very surprised/interested about is that she is white, I've never seen a picture of a white one before.

How long have you had her?

If you could please post at http://gymnophiona.org/discussion/index.php. It is a very small, quiet forum but is dedicated to this genus of amphibian. You can't see the forum until you register, but it will provide you with a lot of useful information. Those who have kept these guys longer then me should help verify species, and her(IMO) unusual color.

.... I'm probably drunk.

This is how I lurk


Mikaila31 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 03-28-2011, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
How long have you had her?


hi we have had her for approx a year or so she came with the tank i bought.
christine121 is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 03-29-2011, 12:42 AM
I see I was wrong lol.... I got no clue as to what it is now.

.... I'm probably drunk.

This is how I lurk


Mikaila31 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 07-18-2011, 03:02 AM
Member
 
OK sorry I know this is a few months old, but it just fascinated me. I have to bump this up and see if anyone can ID this guy.
ladayen is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
White spots on fish alysalouise Tropical Fish Diseases 4 03-29-2011 09:54 PM
White fins on new fish ozznet Tropical Fish Diseases 2 12-03-2009 04:18 AM
White fungus on our fish??? ChiLady Tropical Fish Diseases 0 10-20-2008 03:05 PM
Help White spots all over fish dmorris23 Tropical Fish Diseases 6 03-27-2008 12:56 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome