Re: NANFA-L-- eels

Todd D. Crail (tcrail-in-UTNet.UToledo.Edu)
Thu, 8 Dec 2005 08:33:18 -0500

Has anyone ever tried to hand feed the eels in a specimen tank? IE you set
up the perfect eel honey home, give it a little bit of tough love (this is
well after establishment) and get them good and hungry and then start
acclimating them to your hand/this is food, etc etc. I can't imagine any
fish can hold out too long on a big juicy nightcrawler. I've trained
several madtoms to do this, and in many cases the result has been that they
come out PERIOD when I'm present and they're hungry. Might work with other
cryptic fishes.

Also turns them into your favorite pet. Some of you might remember my
"stoned cat" named Spicoli. And it's a neat trick for guests.

The Wiggle Your Fingers Madness, Toledo, OH
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS" <>
> 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.
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