Fresh Water Eel

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Shadowgames, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Shadowgames

    ShadowgamesNew MemberMember

    Can anyone tell me what type of eel this is. It ate the other fish
     

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  2. live4wetsleeves

    live4wetsleevesWell Known MemberMember

    Can you possibly post pictures of greater detail? It looks like it could be an African rope fish but I can't tell because the picture is too blurry to see definitive details.
     
  3. WanhiBetta

    WanhiBettaValued MemberMember

    What is the size of the tank and what fish do you have in it?
     
  4. live4wetsleeves

    live4wetsleevesWell Known MemberMember

    From the looks of it, much too small for that eel/fish.
     
  5. Aqua Hands

    Aqua HandsWell Known MemberMember

    Freshwater Snowflake maybe.... Not sure until we get a up close of the head
     
  6. WanhiBetta

    WanhiBettaValued MemberMember

    Yeah that's also what I think
     
  7. live4wetsleeves

    live4wetsleevesWell Known MemberMember

    If it is a snowflake, he will potentially reach 20+ inches and that tank looks like maybe a 20g tall. That's way less surface area than that eel will and does need. We just need to ID the little slippery tube dude and then we can discuss the homing situation with the OP.
     
  8. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Well, definitely not a Ropefish. The head is shaped like a true Eel, Anguilla species. If I am correct, it will get extremely large, depending on species up to 7 feet. The European Eel, Anguilla anguilla, gets over 4 foot, and is relatively common along the Eastern Seaboard. They move between fresh and salt water depending on their life stage. Small ones like this are sometimes caught in FW.
     
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