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 AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 1 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.