A group of Snake Spotted Eels, also known as the Goldspotted Snake Eels, looks like a colony of seagrass.
The majority of the body of the Snake Spotted Eel is usually buried in the sand and if approached, retreats into the substrate. Several of these eels may be kept together in a 100 gallon or larger aquarium with at least 6 inches of substrate, a gentle current, and without aggressive tank mates. Decor should be kept to a minimum. A tight-fitting lid on the aquarium is required to prevent escape.
The Snake Spotted Eel diet consists of meaty foods and live foods such as grass shrimp or small fish.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small 6" to 10" Medium 10" to 18" Large 18" to 26"
Alif McFadden Alpharetta, GA
Nocturnal, Snake Spotted Eels will hide during the day. Once acclimated to your 55-gallon or larger tank, they will come out late at night and swim laps while searching for food. It may be difficult to get them to eat at first, but with persistence, they will readily accept shrimp from your fingertips. Snake Spotted Eels have poor eyesight, but possess a superb sense of smell. Highly recommended for dedicated hobbyists.
These are pretty active eels. They like to swim and are a lot more active than my Zebra Eels and they all get along fine. I would suggest a larger tank to allow them to swim. These guys also like to dig in the sand, so a finer rock would be preferable for them. I have found them not to be that aggressive.