Green Eel

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Green Eel

This marine aquarium fish is known as Green Eel, Golden Eel and the correct latin name is Gymnothorax funebris. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Moray Eel family. (e) It's origin is South America. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species can’t be kept in classic aquariums due to the size after reaching the maturity. This fish is aggressive in aquariums, but can live peacefully with other fish in public aquariums.

Green Eel can grow up to 210 cm what is approximately 82 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 25200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 3906 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 difficult to keep the Green 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.

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Document modified on Tue Dec 11 13:25:55 UTC 2007
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