Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Black Edge Moray Eel
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Black Edge Moray Eel
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Black Edge Moray Eel (Gymnothorax saxicola)
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Quick Stats

Minimum Tank Size 125 gallons
Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 2'
Color Form Tan, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
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Origin Caribbean
Family Muraenidae
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Overview

The Black Edge Moray Eel also known as the Ocellated Moray originates from the seagrass beds of the Caribbean ocean. It is brown in color with stunning golden spots covering the entire body. The underside of the eel is also gold in color, and the tail is outlined in black, which gives it its name. Like other Moray eels, it has a very thick body and will typically hide in the rocks with its gaping mouth out in plain view.

It requires a 125-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 will lie out in full view. The aquarium must be equipped with a tight-fitting lid to discourage escape. Caution must be taken with this eel, as it will eat just about anything that it can catch and fit into its mouth, including fish and invertebrates.

The Black Edge Moray Eel's diet consists of live feeder fish, squid, and octopus, and may eat the other fish in the aquarium.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 8" to 12" Medium 12" to 16" Large 16" to 24"

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