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Fire Eel

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Fire Eel

The Fire Eel is not a true eel, but an elongated freshwater fish with spines. It is dark brown in color with a lighter belly and several red stripes along the body. As the Fire Eel is a burrowing fish a fine gravel substrate is ideal. This particular fish is best kept as the only Fire Eel in the tank with other larger fish. As with any long slender fish, a tight aquarium lid is recommended to prevent escape.

Fire Eel

Internet Price: $37.99

Temperament: Semi-Aggressive

Family: Mastacembelidae

Native To: South East Asia

Diet: Carnivore

Adult Size: Up to 24"

Temperature: 72° - 82° F

Care Level: Moderate

Tank Size: 50+ gallons

Scientific Name: Mastacembelus erythoraenia

Environment: Freshwater

  • Not a true eel, but an elongated fish with spines
  • Needs fine, non-abrasive substrate for burrowing
  • Does best as the only Fire Eel in a tank, and needs a tight fitting lid to prevent escape

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7" Length
SKU: 1053132

Expected Back in Stock 04/17/16
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