TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • 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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