Golden Banana Moray Eel Info
The Banana Eel is one of the smallest species of Moray that belong to the Muraenidae family. They come in numerous varieties and can be found in various regions of the globe however, they are more prevalent in coral reefs of tropical regions.
Like the name suggests the Gymnothorax miliaris has a slender snake-like body and bright yellow hue of a ripe banana across the entire length of its body. They also have black marks on the top of their body and also on the dorsal fins.
They do not have pelvic and pectoral fins, instead, they have a long dorsal fin that extends from the base of the head all the way to the tail, where it joins with the anal and caudal fins.
Morays don’t have scales. Instead, they have extremely tough and robust skin that is covered with mucus that helps keep them free of parasites and bacteria.
Banana Eels have beady eyes with poor vision, making it difficult to locate prey, however, they possess an exceptionally keen sense of smell that allows them to hunt effectively.
They’re semi-aggressive, with modified mouthparts that have sharp teeth that can result in severe bites, which makes them incompatible tankmates with the majority of aquatic species since they are carnivores. They may take on smaller fish.
The majority of Morays such as the Banana Eels, always have their mouths open, which lets them breathe and perform their respiratory functions.
They aren’t suitable for beginners, and should be used only by the more experienced fishkeeper.