FAMILY - Ophichthidae\r\n\r\nSCIENTIFIC NAME - Myrichthys Colubrinus\r\n\r\nCOMMON NAME - Banded Snake Eel (Harlequin Snake Eel)\r\n\r\nSIZE - 34.6" (88 cm)\r\n\r\nRANGE - Indo Pacific\r\n\r\nMIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 180 US Gal. (681 L)\r\n\r\nFOODS 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\r\n\r\nAQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 1\r\n\r\nREEF COMPATIBILITY - may eat ornamental crustaceans, small fish, can topple unsecured reef rocks and coral\r\n\r\nCAPTIVE 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.