Fire Eel

Fire Eel

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Current size 10cm

The Fire Eel is a nocturnal predator, and part of the Mastacembelidae family, also referred to as the Spiny Eel family. Members of this family are not true eels. They are elongated, tropical, freshwater fish that have numerous spines preceding the dorsal fin.

Best suited for a larger aquarium, a soft substrate is necessary for this fish. The Fire Eel will often dig in the substrate and bury itself; this may uproot plants and rearrange decorations. A tight lid should be used for any long, slender fish, as they will often try to escape from the aquarium. The Fire Eel should be kept with fish of similar size or larger, and will not tolerate its own kind.

Unfortunately, the breeding habits of the Fire Eel have not been documented.

A carnivore, live foods such as earthworms and black wor

Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Colour Form: Tan
Diet: Carnivore
Max Size: 60cm
Origin: Asia
Family: Mastacembelidae
Tank Size: 500L
Temperature: 25-29c
pH: 6.8-7.2

*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish may vary in size and colour.
*Photo and information provided by Live Aquaria.