Sharptail snake eel

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

  1. FAMILY - Ophichthidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Myrichthys Breviceps

    COMMON NAME - Sharptail Snake Eel

    SIZE - 3.4 ft. (102 cm)

    RANGE - Tropical Western Atlantic

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Live foods, grass shrimp, fiddler crabs to induce a feeding response, then may accept shrimp, squid, marine fish flesh, crustaceans, scallops, all from a feeding stick. Feed 2-3 times a week to satiation.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - May eat ornamental crustaceans and small fishes.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Open sandy bottom a must, can be kept with larger fishes and other eels, more than one can be kept in the same tank, must be the 1st eel introduced in a community tank, and the other tankmates only after the snake eel is feeding well.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 31, 2014
    jhnrb, Mar 2, 2009