Spotted Eel

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Spotted Eel

This fish is known as Spotted Eel, Spotted Snake Moray, Tiger Eel, Tiger Moray, Tiger Moray Eel, Tiger Reef Eel, Tiger Reef-Eel, Tiger Snake Moray and the correct latin name is Scuticaria tigrina. It belongs to the Moray Eel family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive fish which is not suitable for home aquariums.

Spotted 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. 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). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Spotted 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.

Feed mainly on crustaceans, cephalopods and small fishes. Larvae (leptocephali) epipelagic, widespread and abundant.


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