Snowflake Eel

lg 70678 Snowflake Eel
Latin name: (Echidna nebulosa)

Care Level





Black, Tan, White



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

50 gallons



The Snowflake Eel is an incredibly hardy species that is well-suited to life in a home aquarium. When setting up a tank for a Snowflake Eel, it is important to ensure that it is at least 50 gallons in size, and that the tank is equipped with plenty of live rock and a securely fitted canopy. Furthermore, it is critical to make sure that the tank is properly sealed to prevent any escape attempts. This species is compatible with many other fish, although it is important to be mindful of any potential prey items that could fit in its mouth. Additionally, it is safe to keep with some invertebrates, such as anemones and corals, but not with crustaceans. With proper care and an adequately sized tank, the Snowflake Eel can thrive in a home aquarium.

The Snowflake Eel is a captivating underwater creature, renowned for its nocturnal hunting habits. It is a top-tier predator that feeds on fish, crustaceans, and most meaty foods. Furthermore, with the right care, it can be taught to hand feed. However, when doing so, it is important to proceed with caution as they possess a powerful bite. To ensure a healthy and successful experience with your Snowflake Eel, be sure to provide it with frozen or freeze-dried krill, fish, shrimp, or other meaty foods. Additionally, provide a spacious, well-maintained tank with plenty of hiding places for it to feel safe and secure.

Approximate Purchase Size:

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