Eels As Pets Eels As Pets

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Foreword………………………………………………………………. 1
Acknowledgments………………………………………………….. 5
Table of Contents…………………………………………………… 7
Chapter 1 – Understanding Aquarium “Eels”………. 11
Characteristics of True Eels…………………………………… 12
Using the Term “Eel”……………………………………………… 13
Buying Aquarium Eels……………………………………………. 14
Chapter 2 – Saltwater Moray Eels………………………… 17
Dragon Moray Eel…………………………………………………. 19
Snowflake Moray Eel………………………………………………21
Zebra Moray Eel……………………………………………………. 24
Whitemouth Moray Eel…………………………………………… 27
Chainlink Moray Eel………………………………………………. 29
Other Moray Species…………………………………………….. 30
Dwarf or Golden Dwarf Moray………………………………… 30
Golden Moray Eel…………………………………………………. 31
Fire Coral Eel……………………………………………………….. 32
Tessalata Moray Eel……………………………………………… 33
Miscellaneous Morays…………………………………………… 34
Chapter 3 – Spiny Eels………………………………………… 37
Tire Track Eel………………………………………………………. 37
Fire Eel………………………………………………………………… 38
Half-Banded Spiny Eel………………………………………….. 39
Peacock Eel………………………………………………………… 41
Chapter 4 – Eel-Like Fish……………………………………. 43
Wolf Eel or Carpet Eel Snakelet………………………………43
Kuhli Loach………………………………………………………….. 45
Java Loach………………………………………………………….. 46
Panther Loach or Platinum Line Loach……………………. 47
Weather Loach or Dojo Loach……………………………….. 48
White Ribbon Eel or Ghost Eel………………………………. 49
Rope Fish……………………………………………………………. 51
Electric Eel………………………………………………………….. 52
Chapter 5 – Miscellaneous Eels………………………….. 55
The Purple Spaghetti Eel………………………………………. 55
The Rubber Eel……………………………………………………. 56
The Spotted Garden Eel……………………………………….. 57
The Marble Swamp Eel…………………………………………. 60
American Eel……………………………………………………….. 61
Chapter 6 – Creating Aquatic Environments………. 65
Weight Matters – A Lot!…………………………………………. 65
What Can Your Floors Take?………………………………… 66
Finding the Strongest Room………………………………….. 67
Is That All I Need to Know?…………………………………… 68
Tanks by Type…………………………………………………….. 69
The Basics of Water Chemistry…………………………….. 70
pH……………………………………………………………………… 70
Water Hardness…………………………………………………… 71
Specific Gravity…………………………………………………… 71
Cycling: Establishing Viable Water…………………………. 72
Dispelling the Major Myth………………………………………. 73
Chapter 7 – Creating and Keeping a Moray Tank…. 75
Form and Function……………………………………………….. 75
Moray Habitats…………………………………………………….. 76
Volume vs. Configuration………………………………………. 78
Glass vs. Acrylic………………………………………………….. 80
Lighting……………………………………………………………….. 80
Temperature………………………………………………………… 81
Substrate…………………………………………………………….. 82
Tank Structures……………………………………………………. 82
Security Precautions…………………………………………….. 84
Water Quality and Health………………………………………. 84
Feeding Time……………………………………………………….. 85
Issues of Pure Aesthetics……………………………………… 88
The Golden Ratio………………………………………………….. 88
The Rule of Thirds………………………………………………… 89
Avoid the Symmetry Trap……………………………………… 89
Chapter 8 – Health Considerations……………………… 91
Introductory Quarantine………………………………………… 91
External Parasites………………………………………………… 92
White Spot or Ick………………………………………………….. 94
Internal Parasites………………………………………………….. 95
Injuries…………………………………………………………………. 96
Fungal and Bacterial Infections……………………………….. 97
Malnutrition…………………………………………………………… 97
Tumors………………………………………………………………… 98
Euthanasia…………………………………………………………… 99
Chapter 9 – Frequently Asked Questions…………….. 101
Afterword……………………………………………………………… 106
Relevant Websites………………………………………………… 109
Eel-Specific Links………………………………………………….. 109
General Aquarium Links…………………………………………. 110
Glossary………………………………………………………………. 113
Index……………………………………………………………………. 120

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Lolly Brown

I love to write books about pets. My books are written for everyone in an easy to read and understandable style. Some of my other titles available on Amazon (and various other book retailers) are “Kennel Cough” (ISBN 978-0-9896584-0-9 – “Capybara” (ISBN 978-1-941070-06-2) – “Wallaby and Wallaroo Care” (ISBN 978-1-941070-03-1) – “Rats, Mice, and Dormice As Pets” (ISBN 978-1-941070-07-9 – “Saltwater Fish As Pets” (ISBN 978-0-989658-46-1)…. and many more to come! Many of my titles are also available for Kindle on Amazon and as digital eBooks from various online retailers.

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