Striped eel catfish

Species information for the Striped eel catfish, in the Eels category.

  1. FAMILY - Plotosidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Plotosus Lineatus

    COMMON NAME - Striped Eel Catfish (Coral Catfish)

    SIZE - 12.6" ( 32 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 75 US Gal. (284 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet, fresh and frozen marine fare, live, frozen, flake. Feed min. 2 times a day.

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 10 venomous

    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat ornamental shrimps and fishes.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Bottom feeders, good scavengers, a school of juveniles can be kept, groups are preferred to keeping only several or one, subject to parasitic infestation, caution if using copper based medications or organophosphates, can be treated with freshwater dips, their adult appetite is as big as their size, a very heavy load on the filtration system and only suitable for the large tank as adults. Do not handle and beware as these fish are venomous. Plenty of sand bottom, and base rock or décor is a plus.

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