Acrochordus.com
 

Acrochordus javanicus
Elephant Trunk snake

 

This website is dedicated to the fully aquatic species of snakes -- Acrochordus.

I have been working with Acrochordus since 2005. My success has been limited. However, I am steadily working my way through the learning curve.  The links to the left offer pictures and caresheet information on the care of the 3 Acrochordus filesnakes.

The captive husbandry requirements of these snakes has confused and astounded keepers for many, many years. Traditionally, they all died regardless of how much thought and effort was put into their care. Even those with success eventually lost the battle of keeping Acros alive long-term. However, there have been a few Individuals over time that have been able to keep them for many years. Sadly,  many really don't understand-Why-they have been successful while so many others have failed, and those that do have success--have not been forthcoming in sharing their knowledge.

This website intends to do just that--Share the Knowledge.

 

Acrochordus arafurae Arafura Filesnake

Arafura Filesnake Acrochordus arafurae eating a Comet Goldfish

I hope that one-day, in the not so distant future, an average 15 yr old herper will be able to keep these fascinating creatures with relative ease.

My intent here is not so much to teach you how to keep these wonderful creatures, but rather to simply share what is working for me and what hasn't worked--and hopefully: WHY!

Its way past time for these animals to be kept alive long-term by interested keepers. Traditionally, they go to the skin trade. What a shame! Just Google: Karung sometime.

As my successes increase and my failures diminish,
I intend to share that here with you.

I have kept all 3 species of Acrochordus. I have lost all 3 species of Acrochordus. Currently, I am working with A. javanicus. When opportunity presents itself I will once again acquire some A. arafurae. Lacking any real saltwater/marine experience-I am foregoing efforts towards A. granulatus. I do have the opportunity to buy them very cheaply from time to time, so I may give them a whirl again before I am really ready to devote the time and effort to that learning curve. However, my intent at this time is not to actively pursue A. granulatus.



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