Shorttail Snake Eel

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Shorttail Snake Eel

This fish is known as Shorttail Snake Eel and the correct latin name is Callechelys guineensis. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Snake Eel family. (e) It's origin is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

These fish are peaceful, however we do not recommend you to keep them in classic aquariums. Thanks to their size it is necessary to buy a really big fish tank for ensuring that they’re happy.

Shorttail Snake Eel can grow up to 108 cm what is approximately 42 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 12960cm2 of water surface which is approximately 2008 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 Shorttail Snake 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.

Shorttail Snake Eel, picture no. 1

Shorttail Snake Eel, picture no. 2

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

Shorttail Snake Eel, picture no. 3

Shorttail Snake Eel, picture no. 4
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