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I just got a cute eel for my tank I think I want to name him slinky he gets a long with all my fish he likes to play with the oscars, they all kinda try to bite at eachother and he loves to scratch his belly on the gravel he is a cute booger. Any thoughts on names? I do need to still post my pics of my tank and then get some pics of my eel and riley.
 

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what kind of eel?
I have a tyre track eel named Gerald
you could name yours Mavis.
 

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I got a freshwater moray eel once, it got stuck behind the filter tube and suffocated, I caught it right as it was gasping but it never recovered, they are a brackish fish I believe, I read that somewhere, mine was really long, I was soo bummed, give it pipes to hide in they like it, 2" pvc works great
 

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Sir Nathan XXI said:
I got a freshwater moray eel once, it got stuck behind the filter tube and suffocated, I caught it right as it was gasping but it never recovered, they are a brackish fish I believe, I read that somewhere, mine was really long, I was soo bummed, give it pipes to hide in they like it, 2" pvc works great
I also used to have a moray eel, mine lived in freshwater and never ate a thing the whole time I had it, it died after 3 months.
it spent that 3 months in a cave curled up in a ball, it was around 12" long.
 

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He is freshwater and brown. Why would I call him mavis? I like slinky.
 

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pcrose said:
He is freshwater and brown. Why would I call him mavis? I like slinky.
"Any thoughts on names" - pcrose

can you describe its mouth and pattern on the side?
 

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Innes said:
Sir Nathan XXI said:
I got a freshwater moray eel once, it got stuck behind the filter tube and suffocated, I caught it right as it was gasping but it never recovered, they are a brackish fish I believe, I read that somewhere, mine was really long, I was soo bummed, give it pipes to hide in they like it, 2" pvc works great
I also used to have a moray eel, mine lived in freshwater and never ate a thing the whole time I had it, it died after 3 months.
it spent that 3 months in a cave curled up in a ball, it was around 12" long.
thats what I had, mine ate a few times, shrimp pellets and smelt

I read on the net you need salt in the water for them to do well
 

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It has a bigger bottom lip it looks like it has darker spots on the side tiny ones and he is a light brown. His gils are like an inch from his eyes.
Slinky
Slithers
Maurice
Bites
I dunno I need more ideas or input.
 

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I Have No Fish but I Have Japanese Girls On My Ava
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I put as Moray in my tank one. Bought it from a LFS inside a freshwater tank. Why is it that when I put him in mines, he just swamp and swam and swam. The next following days, his skin looked like it it got bit and beat up by another fish (but he was the only one in there) and always gasping. 3rd day.. Died. ?????

Call your Moray.. Herman!!!
 

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do yourself a favor read up alot, these are hard to care for from what I have heard
Yeah, I read about them one day I was stuck in the library with my gf. Should've done that before buying it. Just cool to have one since most are salt water.
 

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What size tank is he/she in?

Slinky sounds fine to me..

If I had a pic I could looks at its characteristics and make a better name though. :smile:
 

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Kevin is going to get some pics of it for me it is a Moray as Innes showed me and his name is Slinky McDinky, when I put him in my Oscar's were messing with him, he was fending himself wel,l they wont hurt him my dad is lookin out for him. I will read up on him he is in a 20 gallon.
tommorow I think I will get that food that they feed all of their fish at the aqua.
 

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I am going to add that the moray eel I owned was the hardest fish to feed I have ever owned, and I did not sucseed in keeping mine for long

I never actially got mine to eat, but most of the stuff I read about them said they strike quickey like a snake, and hold on the head of the prey, and constricts itself around it and swollows in one.
sounds really cool, but I never saw it.
 

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Innes said:
I also used to have a moray eel, mine lived in freshwater and never ate a thing the whole time I had it, it died after 3 months.
it spent that 3 months in a cave curled up in a ball, it was around 12" long.
He is freshwater and brown..

are you sure he is a eel and not a piece of ____ j/k

the same thing happened to my moray innes..it went in a cave,curled up and died.they don't do to good in freashwater after awhile and i think you have a brackish moray eel pcrose,you should try to fine out as much info on it so you get better suit it.
 

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I will read up on it I read a little bit on it last night. If he doesn't eat shrimp than, I will try those pellets they feed them at the aqua. If worst comes to worst I can try to put it in his mouth lol, sh*t I hope it doesn't come to that but we will see.
 
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