Animal Stories - Zig Zag Eel


Animal-World Information about: Zig Zag Eel

The Zig Zag Eel is a long time aquarium favorite, and it has been known for over 200 years!
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sissy mcguire shwang - 2008-09-23
I once had a zig zag eel and I fed it stuff right, and like it would eat it. Then one night it didn't eat so i fed it more, but it wouldn't eat. So then I called my mommy and she fed it and it still wouldn't eat. Then mommy said it was dead. I got a gold fishy instead. His name is elmo and I feed him hot dogs for food.

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Anonymous - 2008-07-14
I have one zigzag eel, it is EXTREMELY aggresive. It has already eaten three of those little sucker thingies since last January. I have it in a 30 gallon tank right now but I have to upgrade soon. It is only about 6 inchs but it's so aggresive that I have to move it into a bigger tank because I have seen it attacking my goldfish once or twice.

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Samantha T - 2008-01-27
I have bred zig zag eels, though it happened quite by accident. They had four sessions or so of babies within a month and a half period or so.
The female was rounder in the mid section but definately shorter then my male. They are very caring and were seen teaching their young to hunt blood worms in the substrate.
Some of the pieces of the puzzle to help them along was an Indian almond leaf added, and the blue light to make it seem like moonlight (the IAL was added to start conditioning my halfmoon betta male also in the tank). Also, I had gone against a lot of people's advice and had bought the second zig zag with too small a tank, the lack of space turned out to never be an issue, and the fry and parents thrived. Unfortunately my female died a few months ago (she was having some issues, almost looked like she was laboring and got something stuck, no other signs of injury or sickness, plus the tank was/is healthy). Her young and mate protected her body as I tried to remove it. They noticed her gone, as well as the fry as I had to start selling them off as they got bigger. The tank is only a 30 gallon... I thought I'd share my beginner's luck.

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