Barredfin Moray Eel
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The Barredfin Moray Eel is a small to medium sized species of moray. Their overall colour is brown with about 4 longitudinal rows of dendritic black blotches, very fine white scribbling anteriorly on body and fins, behind eye an irregular black spot bordered above and below by white, pores on side of jaws in large white spots
The Barredfin Moray Eel requires an established aquarium with very strong filtration. The addition of an efficient protein skimmer is highly recommended as the carnivore diet of this eel tends to generate a lot of waste. Aquascape liberally with live rock of varying shapes and sizes to create a network of caves, crevices, and tunnels for your Barredfin Moray Eel to explore and seek shelter during the day. Appropriately sized PVC tubes can also be used to create artificial "dens". Most active at night, the Barredfin Moray Eel spends most of the day hiding, moving about at night in search of food.
All Moray Eels are escape artists and to prevent loss, secure a tightly-fitting aquarium top and make sure there are no openings for the eel to slip through.
A predator by nature, the Barredfin Moray Eel requires two or three substantial meals per week comprised of meaty foods such as frozen fish such as silversides, krill, shrimp, or crustacean flesh offered on a feeder stick. Moray Eels have poor eye sight and should never be fed by hand to avoid injury. It is imperative to be cautious with Moray Eels as they possess powerful jaws along with seriously sharp teeth.