Why won’t my snowflake eel eat?

Chances are your eel has exhibited this type of behavior before and he will eat when he gets hungry. If you want to try the “tough love” method, try not feeding them for a week, then try again. Feed, wait and repeat.

How often do snowflake eels eat?

Feed a small eel every couple of days, large one twice a week.

How do you feed a small snowflake eel?

Snowflake Eel Diet

In the tank, it will take frozen or freeze-dried krill, fish, shrimp, clams, squid, octopus, scallops, feeder fish, and most meaty foods enriched with vitamins. It can be taught to hand feed, although this should be done with caution, as it can inflict a painful bite.

Do eels go on hunger strikes?

As for eating, mine went on a 1 month hunger strike from the beginning. I didn’t worry cause i understand eels have fat deposits they use during this period. My eel is extremely docile and was very afraid of me and my feeding tongs. Every time i made an attempt to feed he would go deep into the rocks.

How do I get my snowflake eel to eat?

You want to feed him chunks with a tong or stick, you weren’t hoping he would take mysis out of the water column; they won’t. They would usually go nuts over squid; shrimp, octopus, silversides, even krill.

How long can an eel live without eating?

Don’t worry about it, eels can go weeks without food as long as they are healthy. If it hasn’t eaten for a week or two, try live food, ghost shrimp is a good bet.

How fast does snowflake eel grow?

You may decide you want to start right off with the 40-55 gallon tank even if you have a young eel because they grow very fast. A young snowflake eel that’s 8 inches long may add another 4-6 inches of length in just a year. And in 2 years, it’s close to fully grown!

How long do snowflake eels live?

The snowflake eel has been known to live to 15 years and older in captivity. They are carnivores, readily accepting just about any meaty foods, including krill, shrimp, silversides and octopus meat.

Will snowflake eel eat shrimp?

All content here is available for continued discussion at the new forums. Snowflake Eel & Cleaner shrimp? Will a snowflake eel eat cleaner shrimp? I know they eat shrimp and crabs in the wild, but some fish will spare the cleaners.

What does a freshwater snowflake eel eat?

Feeding Freshwater Moray eels

I usually feed my eels a diet based on frozen shrimp (the kind you buy in your grocery store) and frozen fish that isn’t to fat. Once a while I’ll give them live fish. Don’t be surprised if the fish survives a few days, sooner or later it will become food.

Are snowflake eels hard to take care of?

Snowflake Eel Water Care

You should also have a strong filter and a protein skimmer to keep the water clean and you will need to be ready to do frequent water changes. Snowflake eels are definitely messy and keeping on top of their water quality is vital for their good health.

Can a snowflake eel live in a 55 gallon tank?

Eel will eat anything that fit it mouth even snowflake eels is a pebble toothy eel, so your clown fish or any small size fishes might be disappear 1 day, most tall body fishes should be fine but your tank is 55G so the choice is limited.

What fish can live with snowflake eels?

Compatible tankmates for the snowflake moray eel include other relatively large, aggressive fish, such as lionfish, tangs, triggerfish, wrasses, and possibly even other snowflake moray eels if they are both introduced to the tank at the same time.

What is an eel knot?

The “knotting behaviour is a complex series of movements in which the eel, in a backward motion, moves the tail under the middle of its body to form a loop, passes the tail back up and over the body, down through that loop to form a second loop, as the tail again passes up and over the body.

Why won’t my moray eel eat?

Once a moray starts feeding, it’s pretty rare to see them go off their food for a long time. One of the most common causes of morays stopping feeding is aggression from unsuitable tank mates, and I think you’ve got a problem here.

How long can you leave fish without feeding them?

A healthy, grown-up aquarium fish can go from 3 days to 1 whole week, without eating any food. Some fish species can even live for more than 2 weeks without eating. Whether in nature or in an aquarium – an adult fish has sufficient body mass and fat reserves to skip a couple of meals once in a while.

How long can fish go without being fed?

Healthy adult fish can go for a week or two without feeding. However, young fish don’t have the fat stores of adult fish and they cannot go without eating very long. That doesn’t mean you should routinely skip feedings, but your fish can safely be left without food over a long holiday weekend.

How long can a fish live out of water?

They can suffocate and die quickly without water (following three to four minutes of no gill movement), so it’s important that you don’t take them out unless the new water is ready for their transfer.

Can two snowflake eels live together?

Ideally it would be best to introduce them both into the tank at the same time. If you got one in there already, you could take out the original eel, rearrange the rocks, then introduce both eels at the same time. More LR is good because it gives them places to hide from eachother.

How long can eels be out of water?

First, although eels breathe with gills underwater, they can survive out of water for several hours breathing through their skin.

How do you feed a eel?

A well-balanced eel diet consists of high-protein foods, such as frozen and freeze-dried bloodworms, krill or brine shrimp, and live foods, such as earthworms and black worms. Things to remember when feeding your eel: Feed them daily. Eels typically feed at night, when other fish are less active.

Can a snowflake eel live with clownfish?

The clown will make a nice snack for the eel at some point. I had a snowflake eel and a clown fish together for almost a year with no problems.

Are snowflake eels good pets?

In captivity, these black and white beauties make fascinating, if occasionally crabby aquarium pets. Although snowflake eels are considered among the more mild-tempered pet eel species, finding suitable tank mates for them can be tough.

How much does a snowflake eel cost?

How much does a snowflake eel cost?

Item # Description Price
001737 Snowflake Eel , Tiny: up to 6″, Indo Pacific $49.99
001739 Snowflake Eel , Small: over 6-7″, Indo Pacific $59.99
001741 Snowflake Eel , Medium: over 7-10″, Indo Pacific $79.99 $63.99
001743 Snowflake Eel , Large: over 10-14″, Indo Pacific $119.99

Do snowflake eels eat crabs?

Hermit crabs are a very vital part of my tank, and the little ones especially are very useful. It was said that Snowflake Eels will eat crabs.

Will snowflake eel eat gobies?

snowflake will eat literally anything it can get it’s mouth on. I will never have another one. Ate everything in my brothers old 32 biocube (hawkfish, damsels, fuzzy dwarf lion fish). My engineer goby is 18-20” long in a biocube 32 led he shares with a 3” damsel and a zillion snails.

Can you have an eel in a reef tank?

Many people ask if there are any reef-safe eels that will not consume their fishy tank mates. As morays have no interest in corals or other sessile invertebrates, they are technically “reef-safe.” Only a few, however, are fish-safe. All morays are carnivorous and feed on either fish or moving invertebrates.