Eels also known as a marine snake are elongated fish ranging anywhere from 2” to a massive 13’ but most tank living eels top out around 3’. Found all over the Pacific Ocean they are very hardy and can adapt if given the right set up. Eels can be peaceful to semi aggressive in nature and most are not reef compatible. They mainly stay hidden and will come out at night to hunt for food.
Eels love to burrow and hide so keep them in a tank with plenty of rock, sand and PVC pipe or something like it to hide under so they don’t become stressed. Make sure you have a tight fit lid on your tank because they are crafty and no matter what you do they will try and escape. They have a very strong jaw with sharp teeth so be careful when feeding because they can bite. Eels feed mostly on fish they can fit in their mouth and crustaceans.
Their diet should consist of live feeder shrimp in the beginning and with time you can begin feeding frozen krill, shrimp and other meaty foods.
Tank Recommendation (min): 50 Gal Temperament: Semi-aggressive Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025