are eels nocturnal?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Forums' started by fishaddiction, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. fishaddiction

    fishaddiction Valued Member Member

    I purchased and eel 1 week ago and its still alive so it has to be eating something and I feed bloodworms but it looks like it never eats any of them so does it eat it while I'm not around? It comes out and sits at the front of my tank when I'm not present (or my lights of and I'm reading in bed) so will it eat then or does it just find something else to munch on?
     
  2. Quinn_Lamb98

    Quinn_Lamb98 Well Known Member Member

    yes. most eels are nocturnal. if you have only had him for a week than chanses are he is not eating yet unless you bought it from another aquariast. some people do not get them to eat for upwards of 3 weeks. so he may go for a while without feeding. when they get comfortable then they will come out and eat when you feed the other fish, and will even eat from your hand if they are trained properly.
     
  3. Quinn_Lamb98

    Quinn_Lamb98 Well Known Member Member

    what sort of eel do you have anyways?
     
  4. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    It takes fish months to starve to death.
     
  5. OP
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    fishaddiction

    fishaddiction Valued Member Member

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    I have a spiny yellow tail eel.
     




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