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post #1 of 8 Old 04-03-2012, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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My peacock eel is MIA! Please help!

Hi I purchased a pecock eel about a month ago and he was eatig fine and doing well. He has gone missing and I have looked on the floor, in the filter, and i even sifted through the gravel, and still cant find him. Any body with info or help please respond.
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-03-2012, 10:15 PM
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Welcome to the forum first of all.

Check quite a distance away from the aquarium. Many eels are more than capable of traveling a large distance before drying out and dying. Look in dark areas or any areas with dampness, if you use a flashlight you can sometimes see the slime trail glistening in the light.

Check inside any decorations very well, I had a fish once go MIA until I did a tank breakdown and found it stuck in the decoration.

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220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #3 of 8 Old 04-04-2012, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks, I will look in the decor and on the floor again and tell you if anything happens.
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post #4 of 8 Old 04-04-2012, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hi i looked everywhere and either he got out and one of my cats got him or he just wouldn't come out of the gravel. I am going to try to buy some ghost shrimp to maybe lure him out.
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post #5 of 8 Old 04-05-2012, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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I found him yesterday in the uptake tube. He must have swum up there trying to hide. Thank you though for trying to help me find him.
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post #6 of 8 Old 04-05-2012, 08:21 AM
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Excellent news!

Glad it worked out for you.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #7 of 8 Old 04-07-2012, 11:12 PM
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I found him yesterday in the uptake tube. He must have swum up there trying to hide. Thank you though for trying to help me find him.
you may want to put a screen on it to keep him out

37 gal bow front (saltwater)
octopus 150 skimmer
external penguin bio wheel 150 packed with cheato
ETH 200 watt inline heater
3 power heads 500gph
in line UV sterilizer

30 gal (brackish)
bio filter
under-gravel 2 power-heads 250gph

30 gal hex (freshwater)
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under gravel 2 power heads 170gph

Who ever said keeping fish was easy should have there head examined
It's more like a full time job !!!!
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post #8 of 8 Old 04-11-2012, 04:21 PM
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I'm glad you found him! You didn't mention if he was still alive...? Hope so!

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