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Chesh 03-31-2013 08:30 AM

I think I'm in love. . .
 


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dave56 03-31-2013 08:52 AM

That is awesome!!. Don't see Fire eels that large very often. This one is exceptionally mild.

Snappyarcher 03-31-2013 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by dave56 (Post 1596226)
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!?

Romad 03-31-2013 10:03 AM

Love love love this! Thanks for sharing it :thumbsup:

SeaHorse 03-31-2013 02:04 PM

I've never really seen one of these. Are they usually that friendly? Wonder what size tank that is in?

Chesh 03-31-2013 02:08 PM

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!

Snappyarcher 03-31-2013 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Chesherca (Post 1598393)
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!!!!!!!!!

Chesh 03-31-2013 02:54 PM

*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!

MoneyMitch 03-31-2013 05:02 PM

nice vid, reminds of of olympia's goldfish handling vids

Sanguinefox 04-01-2013 12:27 AM

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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