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bhancz 02-28-2011 01:37 AM

Help Identifying Eel
 
My dad came home the other day from Petco and brought home a freshwater eel. My dad talked to the man that worked there, who claimed to be a marine biologist. My dad didn't write down what species it is, so I was hoping to get some of your opinions.

Also, I have been trying to feed him/her thawed shrimp, but he's not taken any interest in it. Any thoughts on what to feed it?

http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...-18-11_202.jpg

Thanks

Lupin 02-28-2011 04:24 AM

It's one of those moray eels (Gymnothorax sp.). They're marine species.:sad:

Blabomb 02-28-2011 10:11 AM

Yea that looks like a "freshwater" moray eel. I put the freshwater in quotes because although they can live in fw temporarily, they are disease prone and will not thrive in fw.

christine121 03-27-2011 06:23 AM

white eel
 
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hi i have a large white eel in my 5ft setup and need some help identifying what species he is,any help would be great thanks.


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