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Re: American Eels

I have a 16" Florida Glass Eel in my 135 Gallon tank with some Severums. He
lives under the UGF. He swims in and out through the holes for it. In his
old home, a 55 gallon, he would bury himself in the gravel. I only saw him
about once or twice a month (but you could see the gravel move like Bugs
Bunny). I liked this because he keep the gravel stirred up enough that you
didn't have to vacuum it. With him stirring it up continually, the filters
removed it.

I never have had a problem with him trying to escape. The 135 G is
completely open on top. He eats pellets and I give him about a half dozen
goldfish once or twice a month. He comes to the surface to eat.

Mark Barnett
Fish Link Central

> From: robert a rice <robertrice at juno_com>
> To: nanf at actwin_com
> Subject: Re: American Eels
> Date: Saturday, April 05, 1997 11:21 PM
> They are long gray with pointy snouts and anywhere from 12-16 inches long
> and are very good at getting out of their tanks...They are the true
> american eels ( anguilla rostrata) from the gulf of mexico.I live in the
> florida panhandle...They are neat but need some special requirments like
> a closed tank with lots of live prey ...Around here we catch them in
> small creeks on their way up to the Missippi....Let me know what ou have
> in mind...............