European Eel

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European Eel

This fish is known as European Eel and the correct latin name is Anguilla anguilla. It belongs to the Freshwater Eel family. (e) Origin of this fish is Europan coast. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

They are peaceful species, however you should not keep them in ordinary tanks due to their adult size.

European Eel can grow up to 130 cm what is approximately 51 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 15600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 2418 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are very large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the European Eel fish. (e) This is not a tropical saltwater, freshwater; brackish fish. It needs temerature from 4 to 20°C. This fish is not good for normal house auqarium.

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