Garden Eel

 
 Garden Eels (gar-din-eel) poke a third of their body above their burrows in the sand and pick plankton from the water.  They hunt night and day and retreat quickly if threatend.The garden eel also known as Hass's garden eel looks like a colony of seagrass.The main portion of the garden eel is usally staying in the sand, and if approched, reatreats into the substrate.Sevrel of these eels may be kept together in a 100 gallon or larger aquarium with atleast 6 inches of sand, a gentle current, and without aggressive tank mates.Decor should be kept at a minimum.A tight-fitting lid is required to prevent escape.The garden eels diet consists of meaty foods and live foods such as freshwater ghost shrimp or small feeder fish.  Like a slim straw garden eels can be up to 16 inches (40 cm) long, although you may never see more than a quarter of their body.Large yellow eyes make it easy for the garden eel to spot its tiny food floating in the current.
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