RE: NANFA-L-- eels

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (
Wed, 7 Dec 2005 18:36:12 -0600

>>>...this has been most informative...If I decide to keep an eel, it will be
in a tank dedicated to the fish
alone and I guess I cannot expect to see much of it during the day. Not being
able to see a fish *at all* really puts a limit on my
enthusiasm for it....I expect that I willbe able to find the eels again next
spring if I miss them now.<<<

Geoff (and other angulliphiles) -

Unless there is a compelling reason not to, I would get one now while the
opportunity exists. You'll have that many more months to enjoy and learn
about a very unusual fish.

Be sure to check out Chris Scharpf's excellent article "In Nature and in the
Aquarium - The American Eel, Anguilla rostrata" that appeared in the March
2001 issue of Tropical Fish Hobbyist. If you do not have access to a copy, I
will mail you a photocopy.

- Jan Hoover
Vicksburg, MS
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