Moray Eels

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I recently got a moray eel and wasn't sure what to feed them. I have him in a freshwater tank with a small amount of salt in it. I tried to feed him sinking wafers but it deosn't seem like he's eating it. I also have some cichlids in with him so they might be getting to it first. I put in small feeder fish but just like the wafers, the cichlids get to them as well. So I am wondering if there are any owners of Moray eels that can give me some information. thanks.
 

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There are lots of varieties but I do believe they only eat live fish and invertebrates, which would more or less be only live food.

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what kind of cichlids do you have with the Moray Eel? acording to someone who has more experience with cichlids than I do, the cichlids will out eat the Moray and it could starve.
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I have an Oscar and a jack Dempsy living with him. They don't give him any problems, I doubt they even know he's there. I use to have a salt water tank with a snow flake eel and it was fed from tweesers and would eat from it all the time. I just don't remember what it was fed. I'm not sure if that would work with moray eels either.
 

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Wouldn't hurt to try feeding it that way. Still doesn't sound like the ideal set up for your EEL.
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