Indonesian Shortfin Eel

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Indonesian Shortfin Eel

This fish is known as Indonesian Shortfin Eel and the correct latin name is Anguilla bicolor bicolor. It belongs to the Freshwater Eel family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

They are peaceful, however common aquariums are not suitable for this species due to their size in the adult age.

Indonesian Shortfin Eel can grow up to 120 cm what is approximately 47 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 14400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 2232 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums 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). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Indonesian Shortfin 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

Source: fishbase

This species lives in saltwater, freshwater and brackish waters.

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