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Saltwater Aquarium Eels

 
   
Saltwater Eels have a very good sense of smell but very poor eyesite. Eels have an elongonated, snake-like body, and vary greatly in both size and color. Eels feed mostly on fish and crustaceans, and most species adjust well to life in captivity and are very hardy inhabitants. A larger aquarium with adequate hiding places and a well-sealed lid is essential for maintaining eels. They breath by opening their jaws to let water flow through their gills.Saltwater eels live in holes or caves.Saltwater eels have a reputation as vicious hunters, but are usually harmless if handled correctly. They are compatible with Triggerfish, Pufferfish, and Larger Angelfish.

Chainlink Moray Eel
Echidna catenata

Description: One of the most popular morays in the aquarium trade. It readily accepts most foods, stays relatively small and is less of a threat to its fish tankmates than many other morays. It may pester some fish when food is added to the water. Like most morays, this eel will spend much of its time with its head protruding from under a rock or from a crevice during the day. However, in time it will become more brazen and move about in the open more when the aquarium is illuminated. Provide with plenty of hiding places. Chain link moray eels have long slender bodies. They have white coloring with a slightly yellow tint. They get their name for round, black or gray chain markings across their entire bodies.
Recommended Tank: A 20 gallon or larger fish only
Food and diet:Carnivorous, feeds on crustaceans – live food may be required to initiate feeding, very easy to mainain once established.
Reef Compatability: Will eat small crusteceans, but no harm to even small fish.
Level of Care: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size:Small: 6" to 8"; Medium: 9" to 12"; Large: 12" to 18"

Small $29.99 Medium $49.99 Large $69.99
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Zebra Moray Eel (Fiji)
Gymnomuraena zebra

Description:The Zebra Moray is one of the most docile eels available, making it ideal foe a peaceful community tank. These eels rarely bother even the smallest fish. They feed on crustaceans, not fish. They are quite shy initially; a situation not uncommon to many eels. Like most morays, this eel will spend much of its time with its head protruding from under a rock or from a crevice during the day. However, in time it will become more brazen and move about in the open more when the aquarium is illuminated. Provide with plenty of hiding places.
Recommended Tank: It requires a 125 gallon or larger aquarium with numerous rock crevices for hiding and a secure, tight-fitting lid to discourage its escape.
Food and diet:Tdiet includes live feeder fish, octopus, and squid.
Reef Compatability: With Caution
Level of Care: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Large: 15" to 20"; Xlarge 20" to 30"
Extra Shipping Charge Required: Due to the size of the bag nescessary to deliver this marine species we must charge an additional $15.00 shipping.

Medium $169.99 Large $229.99
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 Snowflake Eels
Echidna nebulosa

Description:One of the most popular morays in the aquarium trade. It readily accepts most foods, stays relatively small and is less of a threat to its fish tankmates than many other morays. It may pester some fish when food is added to the water. Like most morays, this eel will spend much of its time with its head protruding from under a rock or from a crevice during the day. However, in time it will become more brazen and move about in the open more when the aquarium is illuminated. Provide with plenty of hiding places.
Recommended Tank: A 20 gallon or larger fish only
Food and diet:Carnivorous, feeding on live crustaceans – live food may be required to initiate feeding, very easy to mainain once established.
Reef Compatability: Will eat crustaceans and small fishes. May topple corals that are not firmly placed.
Level of Care: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 5" to 8"; Medium: 9" to 12"; Large: over 12"
Small $24.99 Medium $29.99 Large $69.99
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Jeweled Moray Eel
Enchelycore pardalis

Description:Jeweled Moray Eels are a delightful, hardy species among the smaller Moray Eels, endemic to the Eastern Pacific, running along the coast of California, Central America, all the way to tropical reefs of South America. Jeweled Moray Eels get their name from their dark, purple-brown to mottled white-gold base coloration with multiple white to yellow, contrasting spots and blotches that commonly have darker borders, making them stand out like "jewels". Jeweled Moray Eels are extremely aggressive and possess a painful bite delivered from a powerful jaw and long, sharp teeth that curve inwards in order to capture and shred their prey while attempting to swallow it whole. Jeweled Moray Eels are popular within the hobby due to their smaller size (relative to their larger cousins) and vibrant appearance; they are sometimes elusive within the hobby, but can generally be found through online retailers and can frequently be special ordered from local vendors.
Recommended Tank: Jeweled Moray Eels should be supplied with an aquarium of at least 90 gallons, a sand substrate, and plenty of live rock, which provides at least one (preferably two) cavernous refuge where it can hide its entire body (make sure the live rock is secure as they are a powerful species and can dislodge rockwork). They should also be equipped with efficient biological and mechanical filtration and would greatly benefit from the addition of a quality protein skimmer to assist with organic waste. Eels are known for their excellent escape and jumping skills and should only be housed in an aquarium with a tight-fitting, sealed hood; they are also a nocturnal species and should only be exposed to subdued lighting conditions during their first few days of acclimation to a new environment. Jeweled Moray Eels are highly aggressive and have evolved to specifically prey upon fish (including other eels) that will fit into their mouths; however, they are known to be facultative piscivores and they will also consume benthic crustaceans aside from "cleaner" shrimp of the Hippolysmata, Lysmata, and Periclimenes genera. They are ideally suited for large FOWLR systems with large, aggressive tank mates that will not fit into their mouths; they will not usually get along with conspecifics unless they are introduced to a much larger (150+ gallons) aquarium at the same time.
Food and diet:Carnivorous, feeding on live crustaceans – live food may be required to initiate feeding, very easy to mainain once established.
Reef Compatability: Will eat crustaceans and small fishes. May topple corals that are not firmly placed.
Level of Care: Moderate
Approximate Purchase Size:Large: 15" to 20"; Xlarge 20" to 30"
Extra Shipping Charge Required: Due to the size of the bag nescessary to deliver this marine species we must charge an additional $20.00 shipping.

Large $129.99 XLarge $159.99
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Japanese Dragon Eel
Enchelycore pardalis

Availability Note: Difficult to obtain. Right Now in stock!!!
Description
:The "Holy Grail" of the morays, the spectacular Japanese form of this species is almost never seen in the trade. It is noted for its intense color, with "more orange" on the chest. Carnivorous, may require live food to initiate feeding. May accept pieces of fresh shrimp impaled on a feeding stick. Known to engage in some long periods of fasting, for months at a time, without harm.
Recommended Tank: Japanese Dragon Eels should be supplied with an aquarium of at least 150 gallons, a sand substrate, and plenty of live rock, which provides at least one (preferably two) cavernous refuge where it can hide its entire body (make sure the live rock is secure as they are a powerful species and can dislodge rockwork). They should also be equipped with efficient biological and mechanical filtration and would greatly benefit from the addition of a quality protein skimmer to assist with organic waste. Eels are known for their excellent escape and jumping skills and should only be housed in an aquarium with a tight-fitting, sealed hood; they are also a nocturnal species and should only be exposed to subdued lighting conditions during their first few days of acclimation to a new environment. Japanese Dragon Eels are highly aggressive and have evolved to specifically prey upon fish (including other eels) that will fit into their mouths; however, they are known to be facultative piscivores and they will also consume benthic crustaceans aside from "cleaner" shrimp of the Hippolysmata, Lysmata, and Periclimenes genera. They are ideally suited for large FOWLR systems with large, aggressive tank mates that will not fit into their mouths.
Food and diet:Carnivorous, feeding on live crustaceans – live food may be required to initiate feeding, very easy to mainain once established.
Reef Compatability: Will eat crustaceans and small fishes. May topple corals that are not firmly placed.
Approximate Purchase Size:Large: 15" to 20"; Xlarge 20" to 30"
Level of Care: Difficult, no guarantee beyond live arrival due to difficult nature.
Extra Shipping Charge Required: Due to the size of the bag nescessary to deliver this marine species we must charge an additional $35.00 shipping.

Medium $999.99 Large $1299.99
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Tessalata Eel
Gymnothorax favagineus

Description:This is one of the most attractive of all the morays, also called the Honeycomb Moray Eel. As an juvenile, the spots form a lattice pattern. In adults, the spots become smaller, so more of the white background is showing. Although lovely, it gets large (so house it accordingly) and it is very predatory, feeding on any fish it can swallow. Do not underestimate its ability to ingest fish tankmates, some of which may look to large for it to swallow! It is also a eel predator and will make short work of morays that are smaller than it is. It will jump out of open aquariums and may even knock off glass tops at night when it moves about the aquarium.
Recommended Tank: It requires a 150 gallon or larger aquarium with numerous rock crevices for hiding and a secure, tight-fitting lid to discourage its escape.
Food and diet:The Tessalata Eel's diet includes live feeder fish, octopus, and squid.
Reef Compatability: With Caution
Level of Care: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 6" to 10"; Medium: 10" to 18"; Large: over 18"
Extra Shipping Charge Required: Due to the size of the bag nescessary to deliver this marine species we must charge an additional $15.00 shipping.

Medium $189.99 Large $269.99
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Wolf Eel
Congrogadus subducens

Description:This fish from the Indo-West Pacific is neither an eel nor a blenny (and most certainly not a wolf). Other common names include the carpet eel blenny or just plain ol' eel blenny. As described in detail in Fish Tales 2004-4, this fish is a member of the Pseudochromidae (Dottyback) family. The male wolf eel is green, while the female is a more drab gray/brown with a pinkish hue that seems to vary in intensity.
Recommended Tank:A 50 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of hiding places throughout the aquarium.
Food and diet:Its diet should include meaty foods such as small marine fish, chopped clam, and prawns in its diet.
Reef Compatability: with caution
Level of Care: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size:Small: 6" to 10"; Medium: 10" to 14"; Large: 14"+up
Small $29.99 Medium $39.99 Large $49.99
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Spotted Snake Eel
Myrichthys maculosus

Description:Like the name applies a beautiful white coloration with spots everywhere. The spotted eel covers itself in the sand with its head out and if it senses danger covers itself completely into the substrate. Like all eels, a tight-fitting lid is highly recommended to prevent escape.
Recommended Tank:A 50-gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of live rock for hiding is ideal for a snake eel. If multiple specimens are desired we recommend one start with a 100 gallon or larger tank. Most of the eels that are lost in an aquarium are due to poorly sealed tanks. All eels are escape artists, be cautious.
Food and diet: meaty foods and live foods such as grass shrimp or small fish.
Reef Compatability: with caution
Level of Care: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size:Small: 6" to 10"; Medium: 10" to 18"; Large: 18"+up

Small $59.99 Medium $79.99 Large $99.99
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Golden Moray Eel
Gymnothorax miliaris

Description:The Golden Moray Eel is simply stunning. Coming from only a few of the reef areas off the coast of South Africa. Since they are a Dwarf eel, they can be placed in smaller tanks that larger Moray eels require. In the wild they will only reach about a length of 2 feet. And in an aquarium they stay smaller than that. Best kept in a tank with a secure lid and plenty of hiding spots. The Golden Moray is considered a peaceful tankmate. While it does not commonly eat other fish or crustaceans there is always the possibility that it may eat fish that are small enough to fit in its mouth, as well as a variety of crustaceans. Color on these beauties can vary to any shade of yellow with black spots of varying size.
Recommended Tank: A 55 gallon or larger aquarium
Food and diet:Carnivorous, feed a variety of foods including live fish and meaty foods. Once aquarium acclimated you will find the Golden Moray will do fine on just meaty foods such as squid.
Reef Compatability: with caution
Level of Care: Easy
Approximate Purchase Size:Small: 4" to 6"; Medium: 6" to 12"; Large: 12" to 18"

Small $399.99 Medium $549.99 Large $599.99
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Black Ribbon Eel
Rhinomuraena quaesita
Fromia Star
Description:The Black Ribbon Eel is actually just a juvenile Blue Ribbon Eel. The Ribbon Eel family is quite a colorful lot. The juveniles start out black, then change color in adulthood. The males turn blue and yellow, eventually becoming females and turning yellow or yellow-green later in life. They are relatively peaceful, though they are predators. It is often seen sitting with its mouth open to breathe, frequently mistaken for a predatorial stance. This species can live very long, and they do great in large aquariums with a good amount of rock to hide in. Studies have shown that this species does better in aquariums when in pairs.
Recommended Tank: Black Ribbon Eels should be supplied with an aquarium of at least 75 gallons, a sand substrate, and plenty of live rock, which provides at least one (preferably two) cavernous refuge where it can hide its entire body (make sure the live rock is secure as they are a powerful species and can dislodge rockwork). They should also be equipped with efficient biological and mechanical filtration and would greatly benefit from the addition of a quality protein skimmer to assist with organic waste. Eels are known for their excellent escape and jumping skills and should only be housed in an aquarium with a tight-fitting, sealed hood; they are also a nocturnal species and should only be exposed to subdued lighting conditions during their first few days of acclimation to a new environment.
Food and diet: In the aquarium it will most likely need to receive live foods such as ghost shrimp, but in time it will learn to feed frozen or freeze-dried krill, strips of fresh or frozen fish, fresh or frozen uncooked shrimp, and most meaty foods. It can be taught to hand feed, although this should be done with caution, as it can inflict a painful bite.
Reef Compatability: Will eat crustaceans and small fishes. May topple corals that are not firmly placed. Predatorial fish may nip at it.
Level of Care: Difficult, no guarantee..
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Approximate Purchase Size: 18" to 24"
*Advanced Aquarist Species for experts only. No guarantee provided.

$69.99
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Blue Ribbon Eel
Rhinomuraena quaesita
Fromia Star
Description:The Blue Ribbon Eel, also known as the Yellow Ribbon Eel, is a stunningly vibrant specimen in the Moray Eel family from the Indo-Pacific region. The Ribbon Eel family is quite a colorful lot. The juveniles start out black, then change color in adulthood. The males turn blue and yellow, eventually becoming females and turning yellow or yellow-green later in life. They are somewhat aggressive, being a predatorial fish. It is often seen sitting with its mouth open to breathe, frequently mistaken for a predatorial stance. This species can live very long, and they do great in large aquariums with a good amount of rock to hide in. Studies have shown that this species does better in aquariums when in pairs.
Recommended Tank: Blue Ribbon Eels should be supplied with an aquarium of at least 75 gallons, a sand substrate, and plenty of live rock, which provides at least one (preferably two) cavernous refuge where it can hide its entire body (make sure the live rock is secure as they are a powerful species and can dislodge rockwork). They should also be equipped with efficient biological and mechanical filtration and would greatly benefit from the addition of a quality protein skimmer to assist with organic waste. Eels are known for their excellent escape and jumping skills and should only be housed in an aquarium with a tight-fitting, sealed hood; they are also a nocturnal species and should only be exposed to subdued lighting conditions during their first few days of acclimation to a new environment.
Food and diet:In the aquarium it will most likely need to receive live foods such as ghost shrimp, but in time it will learn to feed frozen or freeze-dried krill, strips of fresh or frozen fish, fresh or frozen uncooked shrimp, and most meaty foods. It can be taught to hand feed, although this should be done with caution, as it can inflict a painful bite.
Reef Compatability: Will eat crustaceans and small fishes. May topple corals that are not firmly placed. Predatorial fish may nip at it.
Level of Care: Difficult, no guarantee.
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Approximate Purchase Size: 18" to 24"
*Advanced Aquarist Species for experts only. No guarantee provided.

$79.99
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White Ribbon "Ghost" Eel
Pseudechidna brummeri
Fromia Star
Description:The White Ribbon Eel, also known as the Ghost Eel, is from the Indo-Pacific region. Though it is related to the Blue Ribbon Eel, the White Ribbon Eel is the only member of the Pseudechidna genus in all the Moray Eel family. The body is mostly white with salt and pepper spots around the head and long nostrils extending from the nose. The coloring of this species can change with age, taking on a brown tone. They are somewhat aggressive, being a predatorial fish. This species can live very long, and they do great in large aquariums with a good amount of rock to hide in. Studies have shown that this species does better in aquariums when in pairs.
Recommended Tank: White Ribbon Eels should be supplied with an aquarium of at least 55 gallons, a sand substrate, and plenty of live rock, which provides at least one (preferably two) cavernous refuge where it can hide its entire body (make sure the live rock is secure as they are a powerful species and can dislodge rockwork). They should also be equipped with efficient biological and mechanical filtration and would greatly benefit from the addition of a quality protein skimmer to assist with organic waste. Eels are known for their excellent escape and jumping skills and should only be housed in an aquarium with a tight-fitting, sealed hood; they are also a nocturnal species and should only be exposed to subdued lighting conditions during their first few days of acclimation to a new environment.
Food and diet: In the aquarium it will most likely need to receive live foods such as ghost shrimp, but in time it will learn to feed frozen or freeze-dried krill, strips of fresh or frozen fish, fresh or frozen uncooked shrimp, and most meaty foods. It can be taught to hand feed, although this should be done with caution, as it can inflict a painful bite.
Reef Compatability: Will eat crustaceans and small fishes. May topple corals that are not firmly placed. Predatorial fish may nip at it.
Level of Care: Difficult, no guarantee.
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Approximate Purchase Size: 18" to 24"
*Advanced Aquarist Species for experts only. No guarantee provided.
$69.99
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Photos are representative of each species. Each animal is unique and variations should be expected.
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