Fire Coral Eel

Fire Coral Eel
Latin name:
(Gymnothorax miliaris)

Care Level





Black, Yellow



Preferred Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

125 gallons


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This fascinating species requires a 125 gallon or larger aquarium that is equipped with a tight-fitting lid and suitable shelter for concealment. Once the eel becomes accustomed to its environment, it will start displaying itself more often, out in the open or lying out in full view. It is important to note that caution must be taken with this eel, as it will consume any creature that it can fit into its mouth, including fish and invertebrates. Therefore, it is best to keep this species with larger, more robust fish that will be able to defend themselves. Additionally, the tank should be well-stocked with hiding places such as rock crevices and caves, to ensure that all inhabitants of the aquarium have ample security.

The Fire Coral Eel is an intriguing and beautiful creature, and its diet consists of live feeder fish, squid, and octopus. It is important to note that this species may also consume other fish in the aquarium, so it’s important to take necessary precautions when housing them. In addition, it is important to provide a varied diet of high-quality foods to ensure their health and longevity. Furthermore, it is best to feed them small amounts of food at a time to prevent overfeeding and water quality issues.

The approximate purchase size for a small, medium, or large is 5″, 7″, or 12″.