Jeweled Moray Eel

Latin name: (Muraena lentiginosa)

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Aggressive

Color(s)

Black, Tan, White, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Preferred Conditions

Easy

Avg. Max Size

2'

Minimum Tank Size

50 gallons

Family

Muraenidae

The Jeweled Moray Eel is a resilient species that should be kept in a secure and properly sealed aquarium. A 50-gallon tank or larger with plenty of live rock for cover is the ideal environment for this species. Great care should be taken to ensure that the tank is sealed properly and that any escape attempts are thwarted. This eel is very aggressive and will consume anything it can fit into its mouth, including fish, crustaceans and other eels. To prevent losses, it is best to maintain a single eel in each tank and provide adequate space. Additionally, it is important to select compatible tankmates with caution.

The Jeweled Eel is a formidable nocturnal predator that ambushes fish and crustaceans. It is an intelligent creature and can adapt to its environment, learning to feed during the daylight hours if kept in an aquarium. With a varied diet of frozen or freeze-dried krill, fish, shrimp, and most meaty foods, the Jeweled Eel can be trained to accept hand feeding – though this should be done with caution as it has a powerful bite. As a result, this species is best kept by experienced aquarists who understand its needs and behavior. To ensure the well-being of the eel, its aquarium should be properly maintained with the appropriate water parameters.

Approximate Purchase Size:

Gill's Fish
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