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Japanese Dragon Eel
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Japanese Dragon Eel (Enchelycore pardalis)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Aggressive
Color Form Black, Orange, White
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Origin Japan
Family Muraenidae
Lighting Low
Minimum Tank Size 180 gallons
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The Japanese Dragon Eel, also known as the Dragon Moray Eel or Dragon Eel, was previously known as Enchelycore pardalis to scientists. It has a mottled orange, black, and white body accented by nostril flares and horns above the eyes giving this creature a menacing appearance.

It requires a 180 gallon or larger aquarium with suitable shelter to conceal itself until it becomes acclimated. In time, it will have its head out in the open or lie out in full view. The aquarium must be equipped with a tight-fitting lid to discourage escape.

The Japanese Dragon Eel diet consists of live feeder fish, squid, and octopus, and may eat the other fish in the tank.

Approximate Purchase Size: 12" and up

Customer Testimonials

V.V. Garrett Cleveland , OH
I have had these eels for about 6 years now. I have two, they were 15 inches when I got them, and now are around 33 inches. As adults they have two transparent horns on the top of their heads. They are bright orange to red and often look like monsters with their mouths open. Their teeth are long, sharp, and clear. They tend to be mean, so put big aggressive fish with them.
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