Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums:Chain Eel
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Chain Eel
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Chain Eel (Echidna catenata)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Black, Tan, White, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
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' 4"
Origin Caribbean
Family Muraenidae
Minimum Tank Size 125 gallons
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Overview

The Chain Eel, also known as the Chainlink Moray Eel or, simply, the Chain Moray Eel, has a white to yellow body with handsome brown, black, or gray chain markings.

It needs refuge among or in between coral and rocks in a 125 gallon or larger aquarium. It spends most of its day hiding and moves about at night in search of food.

The Chain Eel requires 2 or 3 live meals (grass shrimp, fiddler crabs) per week. If it does not eat at first, try impaling some food, such as live or frozen fish, krill, shrimp, or crustacean flesh, on a feeder stick.

Approximate Purchase Size: 6" to 8"

Customer Testimonials

Alex P Urbandale , IA
A good peaceful Eel for an FOWLR tank. They're bold and will swim around the tank when it's feeding time.
Chris G NY
I was suprised to see him as he was a very skinny eel. he did escape but he is wonderful as he weaves throughout the rocks.
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