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Old 04-15-2010, 10:18 PM   #11
 
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Stay away from the Ribbon. Fail rate is very high from what I've heard.

Go with something nice and simple like a Snowflake Eel. Hardy and accepts a wide variety of food in my experience. Also, not too demanding on water quality and can make a beautiful animal to show off for noobs.

However, Your tank appears to be a bit undersized to take on an eel. By the time you add live rock or a flower pot it will be a tight fit. Any way you could upgrade to a minimum 70 gallon? You could always sell your old one in the newspaper or use it as a quarantine tank. Or even better, use it as a sump to create a larger volume of water for water quality and filtration purposes. You'd be suprised with a little research what you can rig up for your fishes advantage.

As Fishhorder said, seal that baby up!

Keep it simple and build your experience up, then move on to something a bit more challenging.
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:21 AM   #12
 
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Pasfur, I have a long history to do with a good many Moray Eel Species through a more then 60 years time frame, that through some 20+ years, when I was much younger, I had some six large tanks just for eels back then and few depending on their size and aggressive behavior, a number of those species I kept had to be kept to their own personal tank like the Gymnothorax nudivomer, it has a toxic slime.

Please, never question my abilities when it comes to the Moray Eel, im with more then 60 years in keeping any number of these species and my research for them has no limits. If I hear of some other persons success in the matter in maintaining Ribbon Eels, I would love to call them personally for a one on one chat to their about their methods in how they accomplished their task.
 
Pasfur, you only know that its impossible to keep these eels, I assume with that, your personally experiences aren't in the Moray Eel but something other. If Dr. Marco Lichtenberger feels with my knowledge is as near to his own in many ways, and he had no discouraging words for me, where is it that where you know better in this matter?
 
This is a topic that is never for the beginner or novice, and yet the inexperience hobbyists on the subject of the Moray eel. Do note that the above comments/remarks are of my own personal views on the topic of the Ribbon Eel.
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Buddy, as I said, I appreciate your experience. My comments are for the person who posted this thread and asked the question about keeping a Blue Ribbon. I'm not sure where you began to take my comments as criticism towards you, but they were never intended to be directed that way.

This hobby needs 2 things to be successful. First it needs people like you Buddy who have the background, experience, patience, and resources to take on a project like this successfully. Second it needs everyone else to recognize the difference and stick with keeping proven species.

I'm glad you found the forum Buddy. I'm sure your experiencing will be very well received here.
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:37 AM   #13
 
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Keep it simple and build your experience up, then move on to something a bit more challenging.
IhatePhosphates, I like your thinking that a ribbon eel is in a 70 rather then a 60 gal tank that most links always are suggesting. One being told or suggested by both you and Fishhorder, I don't think you both understood my posting. I been keeping eels long before many of you were ever born, I never lost an eel during my whole adult life time due to carpet surfing or from some type of illness and so on. I certainly not need to be told to make sure there is no escape route.

I not suffer the same thinking as you, my success with so many eel species through the more then 61 years sense I began with my first eel and I been in the hobby even sooner then that, for I first began with freshwater aquarium at the ripe old age of 8.5 and I began in this hobby way back in 1946, it was right after when I won a goldfish bowl at some fair grounds. And my main experiences became was by having eels and studying and learning of them ever since. Their been research on eels for more then 150 years from what my research found. The earliest study on eels, for me to find the earliest date in my personal notes would take much time.
 
I taking all of my notes on the research i done on eels and taking the time too type them into wordpads and after that, loaded them on a disk.
 

So again, I not require any answers from no one here on the subject of eels, and if i did have any questions at all, there be only one person I would ask of it, and he is Dr. Marco Lichtenberger. He knows of my plans, which will still not be in affect for any number of years yet. And being that im 72 at this time, it will still be in question if I will start this project or not, it will depend on a number of things, but if I feel as I do now within this idea, even if im 77 at the time, I will then begin the project as l will be planning it, the plans as of now will change, how much I can not say at this time, but always when planning a project like this think it out for a good long while, I am never in a hurry.

And if your thinking, what if I drop dead of a heart attack, well my granddaughter wants to become a marine biologist, when she turns nine, I will began to teach her about the proper caring for my tanks and what she needs to do, including the Ribbon eels if this project should become a reality in later years.

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Buddy, as I said, I appreciate your experience. My comments are for the person who posted this thread and asked the question about keeping a Blue Ribbon. I'm not sure where you began to take my comments as criticism towards you, but they were never intended to be directed that way.

This hobby needs 2 things to be successful. First it needs people like you Buddy who have the background, experience, patience, and resources to take on a project like this successfully. Second it needs everyone else to recognize the difference and stick with keeping proven species.

I'm glad you found the forum Buddy. I'm sure your experiencing will be very well received here.
I not feel any criticism from you, I was only commenting or better yet, quoting the differences from your understanding and of my own :)

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Old 04-17-2010, 08:04 AM   #14
 
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IhatePhosphates, I like your thinking that a ribbon eel is in a 70 rather then a 60 gal tank that most links always are suggesting. One being told or suggested by both you and Fishhorder, I don't think you both understood my posting. I been keeping eels long before many of you were ever born, I never lost an eel during my whole adult life time due to carpet surfing or from some type of illness and so on. I certainly not need to be told to make sure there is no escape route.

I not suffer the same thinking as you, my success with so many eel species through the more then 61 years sense I began with my first eel and I been in the hobby even sooner then that, for I first began with freshwater aquarium at the ripe old age of 8.5 and I began in this hobby way back in 1946, it was right after when I won a goldfish bowl at some fair grounds. And my main experiences became was by having eels and studying and learning of them ever since. Their been research on eels for more then 150 years from what my research found. The earliest study on eels, for me to find the earliest date in my personal notes would take much time.
 
I taking all of my notes on the research i done on eels and taking the time too type them into wordpads and after that, loaded them on a disk.
 

So again, I not require any answers from no one here on the subject of eels, and if i did have any questions at all, there be only one person I would ask of it, and he is Dr. Marco Lichtenberger. He knows of my plans, which will still not be in affect for any number of years yet. And being that im 72 at this time, it will still be in question if I will start this project or not, it will depend on a number of things, but if I feel as I do now within this idea, even if im 77 at the time, I will then begin the project as l will be planning it, the plans as of now will change, how much I can not say at this time, but always when planning a project like this think it out for a good long while, I am never in a hurry.

And if your thinking, what if I drop dead of a heart attack, well my granddaughter wants to become a marine biologist, when she turns nine, I will began to teach her about the proper caring for my tanks and what she needs to do, including the Ribbon eels if this project should become a reality in later years.

Buddy



I not feel any criticism from you, I was only commenting or better yet, quoting the differences from your understanding and of my own :)

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I will tell you all something you not know, I only will not be able to tell you the year it was or where it was, that there is at least one case of a Ribbon Eel living 25 years in captivity, that with proper sized tank, water flow, and depth of proper sand they can be kept for much longer in pairs.
When you research data on eel species, how many species they speak of? Few are under a 100 species and some links are saying there 200 species. But world wide with all the eel species combined, freshwater, brackish and saltwater species, there be over 1,000 species with any number still to be discovered, and a few years a go a new marine moray was learned about, it can happen again at any time, the field researcher only has to be in the right place at the right time.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:37 PM   #15
 
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IhatePhosphates, I like your thinking that a ribbon eel is in a 70 rather then a 60 gal tank that most links always are suggesting. One being told or suggested by both you and Fishhorder, I don't think you both understood my posting. I been keeping eels long before many of you were ever born, I never lost an eel during my whole adult life time due to carpet surfing or from some type of illness and so on. I certainly not need to be told to make sure there is no escape route.
Who said my post was directed towards you? Your posting is a bit confusing because my answer was directed towards -fishfreak-, the kid who asked the question. I don't think you'll get this message as well based on your English grammer, it's understandable and no cut into you but I think you need to reevaluate your posting. You're confusing answers to fishfreaks question with personal attacks on you. Pasfur, fishorder, and I are answering the question, not worrying about your experience.

No insult intended but read the postings again.

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Old 04-20-2010, 02:09 AM   #16
 
:-d np
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:30 PM   #17
 
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no one needs to worry about it any more. I turned the tank into a paludarium for my frogs about a week after posting the original question.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:52 PM   #18
 
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So is a black ribbon eel pretty much the same as a blue one?

(Not that I plan on getting one just wondering, I just saw one today and its one of the coolest things Ive ever seen)
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:34 PM   #19
 
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It's the female of the species.
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