Ghost Eel

Latin name: (Pseudechidna brummeri)

Care Level





Black, Tan, White, Yellow



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size

3' 4"

Minimum Tank Size

50 gallons



The Ghost Eel is a unique species of eel, belonging to the genus Rhinomuraena and closely related to the Blue and Black Ribbon Eels. Characterized by its long, slender body and white colouration, the Ghost Eel can grow up to 40 inches in length and is often covered with black spots. As the eel ages, its body colour may darken to a light brown. Although rarely seen by divers during the day, the Ghost Eel can be observed on night dives due to its cryptic nature. It is an important species to monitor and observe, as it is a vital part of its marine ecosystem. Furthermore, it is an intriguing species to observe, as its unique physical characteristics are unlike any other species of eel.

The Green Ribbon Eel is a great fish to have, and it is relatively easy to maintain. With the right setup, this fish can be a showpiece in any aquarium. Furthermore, it is important to ensure that the aquarium is well-sealed to prevent the eel from escaping. Additionally, it is a good idea to provide plenty of live rock for the eel to hide and swim around. With the correct environment, the Green Ribbon Eel can be a rewarding addition to any aquarium.

The Ghost Eel can be housed with most fish that cannot fit into its mouth. Overly active, territorial, or aggressive fish should be avoided as potential tankmates, as they will oftentimes pick on the ribbon like tail of the Ghost Eel. Additionally, more pugnacious fish will make it very challenging to feed the eel properly. It can be housed with invertebrates such as soft corals, polyps, mushrooms, and filter feeders. These fishes prey on small crustaceans in the wild, so avoid small shrimp which will quickly be consumed by the eel.

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