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EEL - SWAMP (OPHISTERNON)

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EEL - SWAMP (OPHISTERNON)

Keeping Snapshot

Difficulty: Intermediate
Max Growth Size: 40-60 cm
Temperament: Predatory, ignores fish it can't swallow!

 

Preferred Water Parameters

Temperature: 22-27 degrees celsius
pH Level: 6.8-7.6
General Hardness: Moderate

 

Range

Coastal streams of Northen Australia, particularly from Darwin to the tip of Cape York.

 

Reproduction

Breeding behaviour is unknown for this species.

 

Feeding

Carnivore, prefers live or frozen foods.

 

Additional Comments

Interesting 'oddball' for a heated 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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