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Garden Eel


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Garden Eel

The Garden Eel is a peculiar species that stays buried in the sand with its head sticking out. When kept in large groups, these eels have the appearance of a bed of seagrass. However, when startled, the eels will retreat into the sand. A tight fitting lid is highly recommended to prevent escape, as well as a minimum of six inches of sand. This species also requires low water current, and décor should also be kept to a minimum. Non-aggressive tankmates are a must.

Garden Eel

Internet Price: $36.99

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Reef Safe: With Caution

Family: Congridae

Native To: Indo-Pacific

Diet: Carnivore

Adult Size: Up to 14"

Water Current: Low

Temperature: 72-78° F

Water Parameters: dKH 8-12, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4

Care Level: Expert

Tank Size: 100+ gallons

Scientific Name: Heteroconger hassi

Environment: Marine

  • Almost always buried in the sand with its head sticking out
  • When kept in large groups, the eels look like a bed of seagrass
  • Needs a minimum of six inches of sand, low water current, and non-aggressive tankmates

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6"-12" Length
SKU: 1037269

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