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Old 16-07-2007, 01:14 AM   #1
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Got a pair of rare eel - Mastacembelus alboguttatus aka orange spotted eel.




Day 1
I am still waiting for the orange spots to get intensify



Day 3
Moved them into 120G and took some shots.. some tiny orange spots are showing

This is the larger piece - abt 16 to 17 inches

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Old 16-07-2007, 02:46 AM   #2
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Got a pair of rare eel - Mastacembelus alboguttatus aka orange spotted eel.




Day 1
I am still waiting for the orange spots to get intensify



Day 3
Moved them into 120G and took some shots.. some tiny orange spots are showing

This is the larger piece - abt 16 to 17 inches


their heads reminds me of those creatures in the late Jim Henson's show, The Dark Crystal..................

anyway, noticed that their pectoral fins has got patterns/spots as well.................... nice fish.....................
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Old 16-07-2007, 12:50 PM   #3
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the spots will turn orange? wow that will be quite a sight to witness. will await your pics. wats their diet?
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their heads reminds me of those creatures in the late Jim Henson's show, The Dark Crystal..................

anyway, noticed that their pectoral fins has got patterns/spots as well.................... nice fish.....................
LOL thanks

ya, they do have some interesting pattern on the pectoral fins.

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the spots will turn orange? wow that will be quite a sight to witness. will await your pics. wats their diet?
they feed on live shrimps

this is a pix of a newly collected specimen.

pix fm http://www.petfrd.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18268
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LOL thanks

ya, they do have some interesting pattern on the pectoral fins.



they feed on live shrimps

this is a pix of a newly collected specimen.

pix fm http://www.petfrd.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18268
i might choose to think that raising the PH a little might improve the colour, wats ur take????????????????????
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They were housed in water of PH 5.4 when i first got them. Hence, the coloration is dull (the tub pix).

coloration did improved and feeding very well as i house them to water with PH 6.8 with fairly dark gravel.

now I've moved them into a "light" tank with water at abt PH7. I will have to see the feeding portion and see if they are feeding well.
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They were housed in water of PH 5.4 when i first got them. Hence, the coloration is dull (the tub pix).

coloration did improved and feeding very well as i house them to water with PH 6.8 with fairly dark gravel.

now I've moved them into a "light" tank with water at abt PH7. I will have to see the feeding portion and see if they are feeding well.
as you already mentioned that their current diet in on live shrimps, i would think that their colour pigment should be taken care of................ now it's the waiting game..................

have you observed any burrowing so far???????????
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they look very nice

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Old 16-07-2007, 09:06 PM   #9
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Hi bro,

How much did you bought the eel?
Where did you bought it?
What is it diet?
I am quite interested to get one myself.


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as you already mentioned that their current diet in on live shrimps, i would think that their colour pigment should be taken care of................ now it's the waiting game..................

have you observed any burrowing so far???????????
ya, having good appetites is a gauge / positive sign of "optimum" water condition for them but that is the former set up (PH 6.8 with dark gravel)

As for this new 120G set up... still everybody's guess but really hope that they will turn out well.

nope, no burrowing so far.

Thank Solitaire

here is another close up fm the same site - petfrnd
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