Originally Posted by Patriot54 http:///forum/post/2883925
I'm not sure if you mentioned this or not, but how long is your eel and is it very hard to keep one?
He is about 20" and from my experiance he is easy to keep.
I have one of those too an excellent addition to the aquaium. Mine was eating good at first then got in a fight with my SFE and after that I could not get him to eat anything but feeders for months. Now I finally starved himk back to frozen. Not too aggresive but I agree I would watch out for slower smaller fish, sometimes mine tries to get fish but they are too fast and he is blind as a bat.
One year update!
Date: 04/07/09 (I've had him for over 13 months now!)
My eel is doing great. I upgraded my tank from 24 to 34 gallons so he is a little happier . Here are a few things for people interested in getting one:
1. 100% reef safe with one exception: It will chase any small, slow moving fish and possible eat it especially when he is hungry. He doesn't bother shrimps, snails, or crabs.
2. Food - I feed mine only with silversides now. 1-2 times a week (usually once).
3. Tank size - just like it is with almost everything the bigger the better He does not move a lot so I believe that any tank from 24g and up will do.
4. Compatibility - I keep mine with 2 clowns, 6 line wrasse, Lawnmower blenny (1 month - so far the eel left him alone), and tiny cowfish (he swims in the upper water column).
Did I forget anything? PM me or reply to this post if you have any questions.
Thanks and Happy Reefing!