The only problem that i see with the forums is that the most members only go to certain forums, i can understand that to an extend but other forums are more dead then others such as oddballs forums and inverts forum there are only certain people that only respond to that forum
Like, 2 inches. hahaha. They were baaaaby babies. Like just past the larval stage babies.
They could have been american eels, but for som reason (and I can't remember exactly why since it was a while ago) I had identified them as conger eels. I think it had something to do with some article I found.
Well yeah the peac_ock eel is my first eel and im trying to find out as much information as possible so i dont kill him.
What i was going to buy at a LFS was the Snowflake eel (which is a real eel with teeth that are flat lol) but he needs brackish water. The owner of the LFS told me he can survive in freshwater but me doind my research have learned other wise mostly due to this site which is awsome.
I dont think i have the experience yet to keep him healthy and happy and still trying to figure out what the heck brackish is lol
But the more people that know about eels or the close relatives lol the better
Well, it depends on what type of snowflake eel it was. There are two eels in the trade that go by that common name, echidna nebulosa which is a full saltwater fish, and gymnothorax tile, which thrives in brackish water. Brackish water is basically in between freshwater and saltwater. It has some salt concentration, but not enough to be considered full saltwater. Brackish water tends to be any water with less than 30 PPT of salt. In the aquarium hobby though, salinity is usually measured in specific gravity, so a SG reading lower than say 1.022 is probably considered brackish.
By the way, its not flat teeth that separate eels from "eel-like" fish. The main difference is that they have soft-ray fins and the dorsal and anal fins merge with the caudal fin.