Fresh Water Eel

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

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live4wetsleeves

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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.
 

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

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WanhiBetta said:
What is the size of the tank and what fish do you have in it?
From the looks of it, much too small for that eel/fish.
 

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

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live4wetsleeves said:
From the looks of it, much too small for that eel/fish.
Yeah that's also what I think
 

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WanhiBetta said:
Yeah that's also what I think
If it is a snowflake, he will potentially reach 20+ inches and that tank looks like maybe a 20 gallon 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.
 

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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 Freshwater.
 
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