Banded snake eel

Species information for the Banded snake eel, in the Eels category.

  1. FAMILY - Ophichthidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Myrichthys Colubrinus

    COMMON NAME - Banded Snake Eel (Harlequin Snake Eel)

    SIZE - 34.6" (88 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 180 US Gal. (681 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Live grass shrimp, small benthic fises , May accept pieces of fresh shrimp, scallop squid, or marine fish flesh on a feeding stick. Feed 2 times a week to satiation


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - may eat ornamental crustaceans, small fish, can topple unsecured reef rocks and coral

    CAPTIVE CARE - Very finicky eater and difficult to keep in captivity, a min. of 2" (5 cm) of fine coral sand is needed for it to bury itself, many fishes are inclined to nip at the eel, provide plenty of hiding spaces, open sand area, and a tight canopy.

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    Last edited: Mar 10, 2009
    jhnrb, Mar 2, 2009