Snowflake Eel

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The Snowflake Eel, also known as the Snowflake Moray Eel, Clouded Moray, or Starry Moray, is one of the most beautiful morays, and inhabits caves and crevices throughout the Indo-Pacific reefs. In the wild, it can grow to 39 inches; most captive specimens will not exceed 24 inches.

This is a very hardy eel, but an escape artist. A 50 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of live rock and a tightly fit canopy is ideal. Most of the eels that are lost in an aquarium are due to poorly sealed tanks. The Snowflake Eel is safe to house with any fish it cannot easily swallow. It can be housed with some invertebrates, like anemones and corals, but not crustaceans.

The wild Snowflake Eel is a nocturnal predator, ambushing fish and crustaceans. In the tank, it will take frozen or freeze-dried krill, fish, 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.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4, dKH 8-12
Max. Size: 2'
Color Form: Black, Tan, White
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Hawaii, Indo-Pacific
Family: Muraenidae

Snowflake Eel , 3.0 out of 5 based on 6 ratings
One Review to “Snowflake Eel”
annie on May 4th, 2009 9:37 am

ok, well this site has horrible information. i own a snowflake eel((actually two)) they wont just eat live things. they can eat raw shrimp and goldfish.


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