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Jeweled Moray Eel

Greek Name: Muraena lentiginosa

$129.99

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The Jeweled Moray Eel originates from the shorelines of the Eastern Pacific, from the Gulf of California, and south across Central America. They are among the smaller moray eels, with a size limit of 24 inches. They are black with beautiful white markings. When they are young, the eels have a brown color with gold spots. The species is easily adapted to the aquarium environment and does not require much space.

It is a tough eel, however, it is an escape artist and needs a tightly sealed aquarium. A larger or 50-gallon aquarium that has plenty of rock available for hiding is perfect to house this species of Jeweled Moray. A majority of the eels which disappear from aquariums are due to poorly sealed tanks. They are extremely aggressive in aquariums and will devour any crustacean, fish or any other eel it could swallow.

The jeweled eel a nighttime predator, snatching crustaceans and fish. In the aquarium, it learns to feed during daylight hours. It will eat frozen or freeze-dried krill shrimp, fish as well as most meaty meals. It is possible to teach it to feed by hand, but it must be handled with care since it can cause an injury to the bite.

Approximate Size of Purchase: Small 6″ to 9″; Medium 9″ to 10″; Large 10″ to 16″; X Large 16″ to 20″

 

Category:

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Aggressive

Color Form

Black, Tan, White, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

No

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

2'

Origin

Central America, Eastern Pacific

Family

Muraenidae

Minimum Tank

50 gallons

Description

General information regarding Jeweled Moray Eel

The Jeweled Moray Eel originates from the shorelines of the Eastern Pacific, from the Gulf of California and south across Central America. They are among the smaller Moray Eels having a maximum size of 24 inches. They’re black with stunning white markings. When they are young, the eels have a brown color with gold spots. This species can easily adapt to the aquarium environment and doesn’t require much space. This is a robust eel, but it’s also an escape artist and requires a well-sealed aquarium. A large amount of live rock to hide in is ideal. A majority of the eels which disappear from aquariums are due to leaky seals in tanks.

 

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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