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post #1 of 6 Old 04-05-2009, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of eel is this?

I just have a quick question. Does anyone know what kind of eel this is. I have asked around at everal different places and some people say a golden moray eel but others said no way. Any on on here have any ideas? He is approx. 1 and 1/2 feet long and mostly yellow with black spots and a white underbelly.

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-05-2009, 08:33 PM
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I really have no clue, just wonder is it yours? Its very pretty, for lack of better words.
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-05-2009, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the compliment.

Yes it is. We purchased a tank and the owner did not want it anymore. He is a gorgeous eel and I have not been able to find any other pictures on the internet of another one so I am very anxious to find out what he is.
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-07-2009, 12:38 PM
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If I was going to take a guess a moray of the Gymnothorax genus. Maybe a dwarf golden Melatremus. It sure looks similar to this one:

Golden Dwarf Moray Eel (Gymnothorax melatremus)
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-07-2009, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like we have a winner! That does look similar. Thank you very much for your input.
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-07-2009, 05:18 PM
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It's a golden moray, or at least I think so. I have a snowflake moray. You should have a tight fitting lid. My eel has escaped 3 times in the past
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