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The Garden Eel is a unique and fascinating aquatic species that can bring a lot of enjoyment to aquarists. With the right environment and care, the Garden Eel can thrive in captivity and reward its keeper with its captivating behavior. When kept in a tank, the Garden Eel will bury itself in the sand and will retreat if disturbed. It is essential to provide a suitable habitat for the Garden Eel. A 40 gallon or larger aquarium with at least 6 inches of sand, a gentle current, and without aggressive tank mates is necessary. Decor should be kept at a minimum and a lid must be kept on the aquarium to prevent escape. With the right environment, the Garden Eel can bring a lot of joy to the home aquarium.
The Garden Eel diet is composed of both meaty and live food sources, such as freshwater ghost shrimp and small feeder fish. To ensure proper nutrition, it is important to include a variety of food sources in their diet. For example, they may benefit from consuming frozen or freeze-dried items found in most pet stores. Additionally, supplementing their diet with occasional bits of fresh vegetables can help ensure they receive a balanced nutrient intake.
The approximate purchase size for small, medium, and large is 3″, 4″, and 7″.