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Blue Ribbon Eel EXPERT ONLY (Rhinomuraena quaesita)
Blue Ribbon Eel EXPERT ONLY
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Blue Ribbon Eel EXPERT ONLY (Rhinomuraena quaesita)
Additional locales and sizes may be available!
Additional locales and sizes may be available!

Quick Stats

Care Level Expert Only
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Black, Tan, White, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 4' 2"
Family Muraenidae
Minimum Tank Size 100 gallons
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Care Level Expert Only
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Black, Tan, White, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 4' 2"
Family Muraenidae
Minimum Tank Size 100 gallons
Compatibility View Chart
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here for more information

Overview

The Ribbon Eel, or Ribbon Moray Eel, has unique characteristics include a long "ribbon-like" body, delicate jaws, and tubular anterior nostrils capped with an elaborate fan-like expansion.

The colors of this eel can vary dramatically as it grows in length. The juvenile is jet-black with a yellow dorsal fin. When it reaches 25-32 inches in length, it transforms itself into a male and will become a bright blue with a yellow snout and lower jaw. As it grows and reaches a length of 33 or more inches, it will transform into a female and become entirely yellow or yellow-blue.

The Ribbon Eel should be kept in a 55 gallon or larger aquarium with a deep (4-5 inch) sandy bottom under which it can live and hide. Its refuge may be a cave, man-made corals, or a PVC pipe that is buried in the sand with only one opening. The aquarium requires a tight-fitting lid to prevent escape.

The Ribbon Eel feeds on live feeder fish, crab, or shrimp and does not want to compete for food.

Please Note: We guarantee that ALL aquatic life we offer will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for this particular species, it has been designated as "Expert Only," (R) and we cannot guarantee it after arrival. As an Expert Only species, we recommend that only the expert marine aquarist, zoo, or research institution should purchase this species.

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