X2 Tire Track Eels Freshwater Eel - Med - Aprox 6-8"
x2 TIRE TRACK EELS FRESHWATER EEL - MED - APROX 6-8" - LIVE FISH - FREE SHIPPING
Fire Eel med (Approx 6" - 8")
average adult size: 1 to 3 feet long, some species can grow longer
average life span: depends on species
minimum aquarium size: 20+ gallons depending on species
water temperature: 72 to 82°F
Aquarium Eels are a group of Eels and Eel-like fishes that all have long snake-like bodies and similar diets. They are also very clever fish. They have a most singular habit of being escape artists, wiggling through even the smallest hole in an aquarium cover.
Fish referred to as 'Freshwater Eels' in the aquarium hobby and included here belong to various families. Some of them are true eels found in the order of Anuilliformes, like the American Eel and the European Eel members of the family Anguillidae, and the Worm Eels or Spaghetti Eels of the family Moringuidae.
Others are not true eels, but are eel-type fish. These include the well known Spiny Eels of the Mastacembelidae Family. Although these are not actually eels they surely they look like them. There is also the well known Electric Eel Electrophorus electricus. It too is not a true eel. It is actually a Naked-backed Knifefish belonging to the family Gymnotidae, bBut we are including it here because of its common "Eel" name. And then there are those fascinating Rubber Eels, which are actually aquatic amphibians!
The Eel list below includes popular types of aquarium eels and eel-like fish, as well lesser known varieties. Each fish guide has a description of the species, its place of origin, habitats and behaviors, as well as fish care to successful maintain them in an aquarium. Fish pictures are also provided within each fish guide to help with identification, and to aid in choosing the best type of Aquarium Eel for your freshwater or brackish water fish tank.
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