Contact your local pet and ask them if it is on their ordering list if it is HORRAY!! if not.. then you will have to find an online store or another petstore that is in a city beside yours.Please admonish me if in the future I shouldn't post this type of message here. But I noticed lots of you had eel expertise and I'm trying to track down a pet eel.
I live in LA and am trying to find Conger myriaster (1st choice), or Anguilla japonicus. And I'll settle for something similar. These are the varieties used for sushi, but I would like to keep one as a pet since I've learned lots about them.
Thanks for any suggestions! (And sorry if in the future I should start a new forum)
I would like to know what type of eel it is also. I have quite a bit of eel experience. Depending on the eel, silversides can be bad news. They are very oily, and very high in fatty acids and not really a part of an eels natural diet. Eels should really be fed shrimp, squid, and crustaceans. Also keep in mind that eels can go literally weeks without eating, and will often just get moody and stop eating.if its a moray try frozen silversides. our snowflake loves them! don't do goldfish-they have certain freshwater organs that can hurt saltwater fish. if its a spiny eel, try feeder guppies or tubifex worms.
I wouldn't expect you to feed them as a regular food source but like you said as a way to entice them into at least accepting food in their new habitat.I am sticking to my guns about this one. I have read over and over, that while eels will readily accept silversides, they are not great for them long term. If you are using them to get it eating that's understandable, but make sure to feed other stuff as well. They just don't get the nutrients they need, and get a lot of oil and fatty acids.
Everyone has different experiences. If it ain't broke don't fix it. I am sure you are giving it a varied diet which is the most important.weve been keeping him on this diet for 5 years, yes it is the mainstay, though he also eats frozen cubes of squids, but lately he hasn't been eating it that often.