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RE: Plants and the Rubber Eel

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Posted by: Katrina at Sun Jan 18 16:16:00 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Katrina ]  
   

"My best results (for the last 12 years or so) are using floating plants like water sprite as these will form thick mats that the caecilians will then crawl up into and rest. (It also helps as it gives any babies a shallow refuge to rest close to the surface.
Ed"

Ed,

Funny that you should mention the floating plants. My eels have been digging up my large sward plant lately, so I just sort of gave up on it and let it float, with all the leaves at the surface. In the last month my bigges eel has been spending most of her time up in the leaf canopy, resting in the leaves, sometimes with parts of her skin exposed to the air. I had been wondering if this was normal or not.

I've resorted to feeding moslty pinkies with occasional pieces of cooked shrimp. My rodent supplier is pretty cheap, so it was actually cheaper to feed them pinkies than nightcrawlers from the corner store! Of course, I'm going to try wormman.com tonight for a shipment of nightcrawlers this week.

If you hear of anyone wanting two females in our area, let me know - I'm too afraid to ship, but would like to just have 1.1 rather than 1.3 (since mine aren't breeding). They're getting rather expensive to feed, and I just feel that one 55 gallon tank is too small for four adults. I never knew how big they would get - Gracie is now almost twice as big as my thumb.

Katrina


   

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