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KingOfRats 03-22-2008 07:18 PM

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?

Lupin 03-22-2008 10:05 PM

Re: How long is a "Freshwater" Moray Eel freshwate
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KingOfRats
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.

KingOfRats 03-22-2008 11:13 PM

well actually i'm saving for a 75 gallon.

willow 03-23-2008 04:35 PM

any chance of a picture of your snowflake moray ?

KingOfRats 03-24-2008 06:34 PM

I'm working on those. I need a camera for that. Once I have one, I'll post one.

Gump 03-25-2008 01:37 AM

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.

KingOfRats 03-25-2008 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gump
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.

SeaSerpant 04-01-2008 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gump
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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