He's awesome, and his name is [H]Steve (long story!).
How covered was your tank? He has tried to get out already, but my top is ~90% covered. Just hoping he doesn't find the other 10%!Nice. I have had one of those in the past. It got out of tank in a matter of weeks
Everything I've read about them says 14" for maximum size, with an average max of 12". :icon_quesNice choice in eel he will only get to 6" or so, one of my favorites.
They love sandy loose substrate to bury themselves in with only the nose sticking out.
I have had tire track, fire and peacock eels at one stage or another, to prevent escapes plug all holes with sponge.
If you like eels have a look out for a tulip eel (hard to find but well worth it).
He looks to be quite awesome. I just wonder what my wife's reaction will be, she has told me that eels are prohibited!sick eel. i used to have 3 of these and they were awesome.
Because of the digging? I think that with enough places to hide (the driftwood makes lots of caves) he may not dig as much. Maybe. lolI had one of these, definitely not a good planted tank fish but a cool fish none the less.