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post #1 of 17 Old 03-31-2013, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 17 Old 03-31-2013, 07:52 AM
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That is awesome!!. Don't see Fire eels that large very often. This one is exceptionally mild.
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post #3 of 17 Old 03-31-2013, 08:18 AM
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That is awesome!!. Don't see Fire eels that large very often. This one is exceptionally mild.
Nor do you EVER see them in that sort of condition..... whoever this is is a brilliant ambassador for the hobby!!!!!! Long may people of this sort of aquarist quality be around!?
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post #4 of 17 Old 03-31-2013, 09:03 AM
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Love love love this! Thanks for sharing it
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post #5 of 17 Old 03-31-2013, 01:04 PM
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I've never really seen one of these. Are they usually that friendly? Wonder what size tank that is in?
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post #6 of 17 Old 03-31-2013, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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I don't think so, Jakie - this one has been nurtured by a very caring owner for many years. I *think* I saw posted that Mr.Eel was 7.5 years old when this video was filmed! I was wondering the tank size, too. I'll have to scroll through the comments. Perhaps he has it listed.

Either way - GORGEOUS animal, and I just adore the interaction. . . all around lovely!
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I don't think so, Jakie - this one has been nurtured by a very caring owner for many years. I *think* I saw posted that Mr.Eel was 7.5 years old when this video was filmed! I was wondering the tank size, too. I'll have to scroll through the comments. Perhaps he has it listed.

Either way - GORGEOUS animal, and I just adore the interaction. . . all around lovely!
they can be but only..... only..... if raised from an absolute juvenile!!!!!!!!!
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post #8 of 17 Old 03-31-2013, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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*nods* I saw a video posted of this same eel at 6 months old, he was so small - and not *quite* hand-feeding just yet. CUTE! :) I'm sure his owner put a lot of time into nurturing this 'relationship.' That's dedication!
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post #9 of 17 Old 03-31-2013, 04:02 PM
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nice vid, reminds of of olympia's goldfish handling vids
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post #10 of 17 Old 03-31-2013, 11:27 PM
Fish like this need to be hand reared as juveniles and it takes a lot of patience and time. You need the animal to absolutely trust and get used to you.
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