11-10-2007, 09:13 PM
| || | Try feeding him various foods that you can provide. Sticking to one will not give him sufficient vitamins.
Originally Posted by bobo
it is a freshwater moray eel and is very distinct with the facial features, of this i am sure. Pictures are impossible since the eel is inside its cave almost constantly, and it is about the same size as the fire eel. water temperature is at 82 degrees farenheit and the only thing i feel you are right about is the brackish water. nitrates are under 40 or atleast were the last time i checked (last week) and i currently need a new kit which i`m getting on monday. the tank is 55 us gallons but i`m getting a new tank very soon since i found a great offer on. (64 dollars for a 55 gallon) and i use airpumps and filters in all my tanks. I know that he has eaten a siamese algae eater before should i just feed him some more till i get the new tank.
That's quite a dilemma. The moment you increase the salinity, the other fish will not really tolerate it at all. If you don't put him in brackish water conditions, he'll easily starve himself to death. If you have another spare tank, you can house him there temporarily until you get his own tank sorted out.
He`s about 30 cm now, how long do you think till i have to move him to brackish water. I would take him back to the LFS i bought him from but i`m sure that there water isnt brackish and he wouldn last there either. Actually not one LFS i have seen so far has brackish water tanks or fish. So its generally up to me to get this done. Tank should be coming this week or next, you think he can last in the fresh water? or can i add salt into my tank, his tankmates are two baby oscars ( which will be moved again when they grow to my friends 125 gallon) 2 small parrot fish, fire eel, 1 RTS and a large leopard plecostomatus thingy :p
| No, you can't. It will simply stress and kill the other fish.
the tank is relatively well planted with fake plants and lots of scenery pieces in which the fish avoid each other and there is generally no beef between any fish. My main question is can i add salt to this tank till i get the new one?