Tessalata Eel

lg 70730 Tesselata Eel
Latin name: (Gymnothorax favagineus)

Care Level





Black, Tan



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size

5' 10"

Minimum Tank Size

180 gallons



This species is well worth the effort of keeping it in a larger tank due to its beautiful coloration and interesting behavior. With proper care, the Tessalata Eel can live up to 10 years in captivity. It is important to note that they do not do well in overcrowded tanks and should not be housed with overly aggressive tankmates. Providing a large tank with plenty of hiding spots, along with a suitable diet, will ensure the Tessalata Eel has a long and happy life. Additionally, regular water changes and tank maintenance will also help keep them healthy.

The Tessalata Eel is an interesting and unique addition to any saltwater aquarium. Its diet should include sizable portions of live feeder fish, octopus, and squid for optimal health. As it is a predator, the Tessalata Eel should be kept in a larger aquarium with ample swimming space and hiding spots. It should also be noted that the Tessalata Eel will eat smaller fish and cephlapods, and so should be kept with fish that are of a similar size or larger. With the proper care and diet, the Tessalata Eel can be a wonderful addition to any aquarium. In addition, the Tessalata Eel is an active swimmer and an entertaining sight for any aquarium enthusiast.

Approximate Purchase Size:

Gill's Fish