Honeycomb Moray

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Honeycomb Moray

This fish is known as Honeycomb Moray and the correct latin name is Gymnothorax favagineus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Moray Eel family. (e) It's origin is Sri Lanka. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive fish which can be seen in public aquariums instead of home fish tanks. It’s because of the size.

Honeycomb Moray can grow up to 180 cm what is approximately 70 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 21600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 3348 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 easy to keep the Honeycomb Moray 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

Honeycomb Moray picture no. 1

Honeycomb Moray picture no. 2

Honeycomb Moray picture no. 3
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