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Half Banded Spiny Eel

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Half Banded Spiny Eel Macrognathus circumcinctus current size approx 10cm Auction for 1 eel but more maybe available. Photo of eel available A very attractive spiny eel . As with other spiny eels, the body is long and very eel-like. Fish information : As with other Macrognathus, this species is relatively sociable, this species will do best if kept in a small group. Solitary specimens tend to be very shy. Spiny eels present certain problems to aquarists that need to be taken care of, but they are intelligent and rewarding pets nonetheless. Spiny eels like to dig, and generally do best in tanks with a sandy substrate. Spiny eels are notorious escape artists, and the aquarium must be securely covered. Finally, spiny eels are tricky to feed and will not eat dried foods or flake. Frozen bloodworms are enjoyed as a staple, but live foods such as earthworms and tubifex are very good for conditioning newly imported specimens. Spiny eels can be predatory, and should not be kept with substantially smaller tankmates. Distribution: Asia, Burma and Indonesia Temperature 23-26 C Size upto 20 cm But generally quite a bit smaller in captivity Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes Water PH 6.0-7.5
SKU: 10053
 

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