African Longfin Eel

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African Longfin Eel

This fish is known as African Longfin Eel and the correct latin name is Anguilla mossambica. It belongs to the Freshwater Eel family. (e) It's origin is East Africa. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is peaceful. However, their size doesn’t allow raising in ordinary aquariums.

African Longfin Eel can grow up to 150 cm what is approximately 59 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 18000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 2790 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are very large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the African Longfin Eel fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

Lives in salthwater, freshwater, and brakish waters.

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