Wolf-Eel Update: Now on Display

Wolf-eels on display

Wolf-eels on display

Our baby wolf-eels are now two months old and doing great!

Several are on display in Tank 9-D near the jellies. We’ve also begun sending some to other aquariums.

At this time, there are 24 on display.  That number will be reduced as they grow. We’re also working on ideas for a display once they begin to “settle” to the bottom, a phase which generally takes 2 – 3 years in the wild.  Prior to settling, they are pelagic (open-ocean) fish, one reason why there are no rocks or hiding places in the tank now.

Check out this video to watch the baby wolf-eels in action and learn how we feed the animals around the clock.

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  • Roger
    May 13, 2014 at 11:03 am

    The photo of the baby wolf eels is really pretty and thats a great idea to capture the eels silently.

  • Dyna
    June 7, 2014 at 8:11 am

    There is a very good result of the photo and its really nice capture of the wolf eels.

  • Mr Wright
    June 10, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Seems like baby EEl is doing great and the best way to capture the every possible movement of the baby eel without any disturbance to them.

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