Chestnut moray

Species information for the Chestnut moray, in the Eels category.

  1. FAMILY - Mureanidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Enchelycore Carychoa

    COMMON NAME - Chestnut Moray (Viper Moray)

    SIZE - 13.4" (34 cm)

    RANGE - Tropical Atlantic

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 20 US Gal. (76 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Marine meaty fare, fresh and frozen fish, crustacean flesh, live feeder fish, grash shrimp, feed minimum 2 times per week to satiation.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat ornamental crustaceans, small fish, can topple coral and loose rock work.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Fairly shy and can be kept in a small aquarium, provide several hiding places, will eat any fish small enough to swallow, usually not aggressive, keep only one per tank, can be kept with other small moray species, do not keep with large eels, will escape through small openings in the aquarium cover and from open tanks.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 4, 2014
    jhnrb, Mar 2, 2009