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30cm - 40cm

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Water Conditions

Discover the allure of the Barred Spiny Eel - a captivating addition to your aquarium. Unveil aquatic elegance with our unique and lively eel species!

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Unlock the Mystique of the Barred Spiny Eel for Your Aquarium

Immerse your aquarium in the mesmerizing world of the Barred Spiny Eel (Macrognathus panacalus). Known for its distinctive appearance and intriguing behavior, this species adds a touch of exotic charm to any aquatic setting. Delve into the details below to create an optimal environment for your Barred Spiny Eel, ensuring it thrives and becomes the focal point of your underwater haven.

Water Conditions:

Temperature: Maintain a tropical haven with temperatures between 75°F to 82°F (24°C to 28°C).
pH Levels: Keep the water slightly acidic to neutral, ranging from 6.5 to 7.5.
Hardness: Moderately soft to slightly hard water with a dH range of 5 to 15.
Witness the graceful elongation of the Barred Spiny Eel as it reaches an impressive length of 12 to 16 inches (30 to 40 cm). Prepare a spacious aquarium to accommodate their active nature and allow them to explore their surroundings freely.

Tank Mates:

Compatible Species: Select tank mates that share the Eel's tranquil demeanor, such as peaceful community fish.
Avoid Aggressive Species: Steer clear of aggressive or territorial tank mates to prevent stress and ensure a harmonious aquatic community.
Solitary Nature: While they enjoy the company of their own kind, it's advisable to keep Barred Spiny Eels individually or in a small group to minimize competition.
Feeding Habits:

Carnivorous Diet: Satisfy their carnivorous cravings with a diet rich in live or frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and small aquatic invertebrates.
Variety is Key: Introduce variety by incorporating high-quality pellets or flakes specially formulated for carnivorous fish.
Feed in the Evening: As nocturnal feeders, offer their meals during the evening hours to align with their natural feeding instincts.
Care Tips:

Hiding Spaces: Provide ample hiding spaces with caves, PVC pipes, or driftwood to cater to their shy nature, ensuring they have secure retreats.
Soft Substrate: Opt for a soft substrate to prevent injuries to their delicate undersides, as they may burrow or rest on the tank bottom.
Regular Water Changes: Uphold water quality through regular water changes, promoting the well-being of your Barred Spiny Eel.
Dive into the enchanting world of the Barred Spiny Eel and elevate your aquarium experience. With proper care and attention to their unique requirements, these captivating creatures will thrive, bringing an extra dimension of beauty and intrigue to your underwater oasis. Welcome the Barred Spiny Eel into your aquatic family and witness the magic unfold beneath the surface.

Barred Spiny Eel

SGD 9.75

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