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Tessalata Eel

Greek Name: Gymnothorax favagineus

$249.99

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The Tessalata Eel, also known as the Honeycomb Moray Eel or Leopard Eel has an attractive, light-colored body and especially attractive, dark honeycomb marks.

As one of the largest eels, the Tessalata Eel requires a 180 gallon or bigger aquarium that has many crevices in the rock for hiding and a tight, secure lid to prevent its escape.

The Tessalata’s diet must comprise large parts of live feeder fish like octopus and squid. The Tessalate Eel can reside in an aquarium with a reef however it is likely to eat smaller fish as well as cephlapods.

Approximate Size of Purchase Small”6″ up to 10″ Medium to 18″; Large” up to 18″ Large”18″ up to 26″ Extra Large: more than 26″

 

Category:

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color Form

Black, Tan

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

With Caution

Water Conditions

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

Max Size

5' 10"

Origin

Sri Lanka

Family

Muraenidae

Minimum Tank

180 gallons

Description

General information on Tessalata Eel

The Tessalata Eel has an attractive, light-colored body with honeycomb-like dark markings. As one of the largest eels that live in aquariums, the Tessalata Eel requires a larger aquarium that has rock crevices for hiding and a tight lid to prevent its escape.

 

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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