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post #1 of 8 Old 03-22-2008, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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How long is a "Freshwater" Moray Eel freshwater?

I have a "Freshwater" snowflake moray (around 8-10 inches) in my 20 long brackish tank. How long will I be able to keep him in there before he has to go salt?
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Re: How long is a "Freshwater" Moray Eel freshwate

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I have a "Freshwater" snowflake moray (around 8-10 inches) in my 20 long brackish tank. How long will I be able to keep him in there before he has to go salt?
You may need to start increasing the salinity every week by .001 until the full marine condition but I would suggest you get a 55g tank for it. A 20g is too small.

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well actually i'm saving for a 75 gallon.
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any chance of a picture of your snowflake moray ?
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I'm working on those. I need a camera for that. Once I have one, I'll post one.
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There is no such thing as a freshwater moray eel. Morays are very hardy fish and some people acclimate them to brackish or freshwater to sell them quicker.
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There is no such thing as a freshwater moray eel. Morays are very hardy fish and some people acclimate them to brackish or freshwater to sell them quicker.
This I am aware of, and was aware when I bought it. which is why, when describing the Eel, I put quotations around the Freshwater emphises. I know that certain species of Moray Eels (Mainly the common dwarf snowflake eel) are born in freshwater, and then go to salt water (Such as the species in which I have). so, I was just curious as to how long they stayed in freshwater before moving out to sea.
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There is no such thing as a freshwater moray eel. Morays are very hardy fish and some people acclimate them to brackish or freshwater to sell them quicker.
technically there is but i won't go into that. I have seen a few but i guess their both just like some puffers.

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