Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Jeweled Moray Eel
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Jeweled Moray Eel
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Jeweled Moray Eel (Muraena lentiginosa)
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Quick Stats

Minimum Tank Size 50 gallons
Care Level Easy
Temperament Aggressive
Reef Compatible No
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 2'
Color Form Black, Tan, White, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Compatibility View Chart
Origin Central America, Eastern Pacific
Family Muraenidae
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The Jeweled Moray Eel originates from the shorelines of the Eastern Pacific, from the Gulf of California and south throughout Central America. They are one of the smaller Moray Eels, only attaining a maximum size of 24 inches. They are black with beautiful white markings. As a juvenile, these eels are brown with gold spots. This species adapts readily to aquarium life, and does not require a large amount of space.

This is a very hardy eel, but is an escape artist, and requires a tightly sealed aquarium. A 50-gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of live rock for hiding is ideal for the Jeweled Moray. Most of the eels that are lost in an aquarium are due to poorly sealed tanks. These eels are very aggressive in the aquarium, and will eat any fish, crustacean or other eel that it can swallow.

The Jeweled Eel is a nocturnal predator, ambushing fish and crustaceans. In the aquarium it will learn to feed during the daylight hours, and it will take frozen or freeze-dried krill, fish, shrimp, and most meaty foods. It can be taught to hand feed, although this should be done with caution, as it can inflict a painful bite.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 6" to 9"; Medium 9" to 10"; Large 10" to 16"; X Large 16" to 20"

Customer Testimonials

Sawyer W Winston Salem , NC
I recieved a great specimen. It is eating and well adapted. He was about 14 inches when i got him. The only hard part is deciding on a name!
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