Re: NANFA-- American eels?
Fri, 28 May 2004 01:58:44 EDT

In a message dated 5/27/04 4:39:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> I just got a 7" American eel. Do you have any information about keeping
> fish? Particularly if it will really grow to 4' in aquariums...
Get rid of it now while you can, it will find a place to hide and slowly eat
every fish you ever put in your aquarium. I had one hid for five years beneath
the UG plate (totally non functional, not even any lift tubes). It went from
about 3 inches to 2 feet while never being seen in a 15 gallon tank! When I
took down the tank, totally unexpectedly, I had a huge eel jump out of the tank
and start across the floor. My dog almost died of a heart attack! Either that
or it will jump out and be found months later as a small dried up dust crunchy.

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