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post #1 of 8 Old 03-19-2007, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Sad news for me.....

Well, this morning I found my almost 3yr old 16" fire eel on the floor, all dried up. I have no idea how he got out, I had the glass tops on, and the gaps between the filter and glass top isn't very wide. So I have no idea as to how he got out. :(

Even though it is the same planet, underwater is a whole different world.
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-19-2007, 10:21 PM
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But fire eels are great escape artists, Lonewolfblue.:( Even the smallest gaps are just enough for them to be able to escape from the tank.

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post #3 of 8 Old 03-19-2007, 10:37 PM
Beautiful pics. I'm sorry.
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-19-2007, 10:55 PM
sorry bout that :(
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post #5 of 8 Old 03-20-2007, 04:07 AM
I hate to see fish like that go. Hard luck mate.
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-20-2007, 05:12 AM
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You must be gutted. Sorry to hear about that, it really was a lovely fish.
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post #7 of 8 Old 03-20-2007, 05:37 AM
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sorry to hear of ur loss :(
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-22-2007, 09:23 AM
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one of my local fish stores sells them and in one tank but they have problems with them climing down filter pipes and getting into other tanks they really are the an escape artist
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