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christine121 03-27-2011 06:41 AM

help identifyiny fish (white eel)
 
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hi could anyone give me some help identifying my large white eel,any help would be great thanks.

Mikaila31 03-27-2011 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by christine121 (Post 630470)
hi could anyone give me some help identifying my large white eel,any help would be great thanks.

VERY INTERESTING!

I am fairly positive it is a caecilian(likely a adult female too), I have two if you go to my profile there is a video that shows normal behavior. If she goes up to the surface to breath air every 30-60min then it is 100% a caecilian. Species wise it is a likely Typhlonectes natans. Its a type of amphibian not really a eel/fish. Only thing I am very surprised/interested about is that she is white, I've never seen a picture of a white one before.

How long have you had her?

If you could please post at http://gymnophiona.org/discussion/index.php. It is a very small, quiet forum but is dedicated to this genus of amphibian. You can't see the forum until you register, but it will provide you with a lot of useful information. Those who have kept these guys longer then me should help verify species, and her(IMO) unusual color. :-D

christine121 03-28-2011 02:21 PM

How long have you had her?


hi we have had her for approx a year or so she came with the tank i bought.

Mikaila31 03-28-2011 11:42 PM

I see I was wrong lol.... I got no clue as to what it is now.

ladayen 07-18-2011 02:02 AM

OK sorry I know this is a few months old, but it just fascinated me. I have to bump this up and see if anyone can ID this guy.


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