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Tessalata Eel
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Tessalata Eel (Gymnothorax favagineus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Black, Tan
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 5' 10"
Origin Sri Lanka
Family Muraenidae
Minimum Tank Size 180 gallons
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Overview

The Tessalata Eel, also known as the Honeycomb Moray Eel or Leopard Eel, has a light colored body and especially attractive, dark honeycomb markings.

Being one of the larger eels, the Tessalata Eel requires a 180 gallon or larger aquarium with numerous rock crevices for hiding and a secure, tight-fitting lid to discourage its escape.

The Tessalata Eel's diet should include sizeable portions of live feeder fish, octopus, and squid. The Tessalate Eel may be kept in a reef aquarium, but will eat smaller fish and cephlapods.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 6" to 10"; Medium: 10" to 18"; Large: 18" to 26" ; Extra Large: over 26"

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