Freshwater Moray Eel - Echidna rhodochilus
Obs. Best kept in Brackish water despite its common name.
Species name: Echidna rhodochilus
Common Names:Freshwater Morayeel
Family: Muraenidae (Moray eels)
Order: Anguilliformes (eels and morays)
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Max. size: 34 cm / 13 inches
Environment: brackishwater, enters freshwater
Origin: Indo-West Pacific: Indonesia and the Philippines
Temperament: Non aggressive, consider smaller fish as food
Company: Non aggresive fishes thats to large to be eaten.
Water parameters: brackishwater, sligtly alkaline. temperature 75-82° F.
aquarium setup: These fiches are easily stressed if not the right environment is provided. the most important part of creating this environment is to creata alot of hidingplaces for the eel.(See link for more information) Apart from that, know special demands.
Feeding: feeder fish and frozen shrimp, fish (may need to be trained to accept dead food)
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