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EEL - LONGFIN FRESHWATER

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EEL - LONGFIN FRESHWATER

Keeping Snapshot

Difficulty: Intermediate
Max Growth Size: 70-90 cm
Temperament: Predatory, ignores fish it can't swallow!

 

Preferred Water Parameters

Temperature: 8-26 degrees celsius
pH Level: 6.8-8.0
General Hardness: Moderate

 

Range

Coastal streams of south-eastern Australia.

 

Reproduction

Catadromous species: spends most of its life in freshwater and then migrates to sea to spawn.

 

Feeding

Carnivore, prefers live or frozen foods.

 

Additional Comments

Interesting 'oddball' for an unheated tank. Provide some hiding places and ensure the tank has an extremely tight fitting lid - Eels are master escape artists! Hardy and can become quite tame.

 

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Disclaimer : The information provided here is of a general nature only. There are site specific factors that are not addressed here that may also affect the health and well being of your fish, as such Coburg Aquarium will not be held liable for the performance of your fish.