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I've never really seen one of these. Are they usually that friendly? Wonder what size tank that is in?
 
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I don't think so, Jakie - this one has been nurtured by a very caring owner for many years. I *think* I saw posted that Mr.Eel was 7.5 years old when this video was filmed! I was wondering the tank size, too. I'll have to scroll through the comments. Perhaps he has it listed.

Either way - GORGEOUS animal, and I just adore the interaction. . . all around lovely!
 

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I don't think so, Jakie - this one has been nurtured by a very caring owner for many years. I *think* I saw posted that Mr.Eel was 7.5 years old when this video was filmed! I was wondering the tank size, too. I'll have to scroll through the comments. Perhaps he has it listed.

Either way - GORGEOUS animal, and I just adore the interaction. . . all around lovely!
they can be but only..... only..... if raised from an absolute juvenile!!!!!!!!!
 

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*nods* I saw a video posted of this same eel at 6 months old, he was so small - and not *quite* hand-feeding just yet. CUTE! :) I'm sure his owner put a lot of time into nurturing this 'relationship.' That's dedication!
 

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Fish like this need to be hand reared as juveniles and it takes a lot of patience and time. You need the animal to absolutely trust and get used to you.
 
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Aww! So cute Just reasures me as to why I love to get my pets(aquatic, reptilian, and others) from young and teach them hand feeding. It's so fun to hand feed a pet that is someting nobody else would think to.
 
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