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Scientific Name:Echidna polyzona

Common Names:Banded Eel, Barred Moray Eel, Ringed Moray Eel

Inhabits reef flats, clear shallow lagoons, and seaward reefs. Benthic. Feeds mainly on small crustaceans during both day and night.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea 
Max Size: 27 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Banded Eel is an easy fish to keep and accepts all kinds of live meaty foods. This diet should include shrimp, squid and chopped fish.

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Scientific Name:Myrichthys colubrinus

Common Names:Banded Snake Eel, Harlequin Snake Eel

Adults occur in shallow sandy flats and seagrass beds. Benthic. Feeds on small fishes and crustaceans. Commonly seen hunting during the day.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 38 "
Recommended Tank: 150 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Banded Snake Eel don’t hurt coral or large fish and happily consume shrimp and other crustaceans.

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Scientific Name:Rhinomuraena quaesita

Common Names:Blue Ribbon Eel, Black Ribbon Eel, Blue Ribbon Eel, Yellow Ribbon Eel

Adults occur in lagoon and seaward reefs. They are secretive species normally hidden in sand or rubble, sometimes with only its head protruding. Feed on small fishes. Juveniles all black, males have yellow dorsal fin and females change to a nearly all yellow color, but usually with blue in the posterior. Only moray that undergoes abrupt changes in coloration and sex: it is a protandrous hermaphrodite, i.e., functioning males reverse sex to become females. Protandry is diagnosed based on colouration, but not confirmed.

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia
Max Size: 50 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Blue Ribbon Eel is a carnivorous fish and likes to eat live feeder shrimp. It is possible to entice the Black Ribbon Eel to eat frozen foods with time and endurance.

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Scientific Name:Rhinomuraena quaesita

Common Names:Blue Ribbon Eel, Black Ribbon Eel, Blue Ribbon Eel, Yellow Ribbon Eel

Adults occur in lagoon and seaward reefs. They are secretive species normally hidden in sand or rubble, sometimes with only its head protruding. Feed on small fishes. Juveniles all black, males have yellow dorsal fin and females change to a nearly all yellow color, but usually with blue in the posterior. Only moray that undergoes abrupt changes in coloration and sex: it is a protandrous hermaphrodite, i.e., functioning males reverse sex to become females. Protandry is diagnosed based on colouration, but not confirmed.

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia
Max Size: 50 "
Recommended Tank: 75 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Blue Ribbon Eel is a carnivorous fish and likes to eat live feeder shrimp. It is possible to entice the Black Ribbon Eel to eat frozen foods with time and endurance.

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Scientific Name:Gymnothorax miliaris

Common Names:Fire Coral Eel,

A benthic and solitary species inhabiting coral reefs and rocky shorelines. Usually at depths of 60 m. One of the most common and easily recognized morays of the West Indian reefs, active during the day and sometimes hunting together with other predators. This species has been called Muraena miliaris.

Origin: South America
Max Size: 2 "
Recommended Tank: 125 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

In the aquarium the Fire Coral Eel diet consists of live feeder fish, squid and octopus.

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Scientific Name:Gymnothorax miliaris

Common Names:Fire Coral Eel,

A benthic and solitary species inhabiting coral reefs and rocky shorelines. Usually at depths of 60 m. One of the most common and easily recognized morays of the West Indian reefs, active during the day and sometimes hunting together with other predators. This species has been called Muraena miliaris.

Origin: South America
Max Size: 2 "
Recommended Tank: 125 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

In the aquarium the Fire Coral Eel diet consists of live feeder fish, squid and octopus.

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Scientific Name:Enchelycore pardalis

Common Names:Japanese Dragon Eel, Dragonface Moray Eel, Dragon Eel, Hawaiian Dragon Eel

Inhabits coral and rocky reefs. Common in warm-temperate waters. Benthic at 1-35 m. Feeds on fishes.

Origin: Hawaii, Japan
Max Size: 36 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Japanese Dragon Eel is carnivores and needs a diet rich in meaty foods 1-2 times per week. Also likes to eat live foods such as fresh shrimp, crabs, small fish, shrimp and squid. Once start eating, it will eat just about anything it can get its mouth around. So never try to feed a Japanese Dragon Eel by hand.

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Scientific Name:Muraena lentiginosa

Common Names:Jeweled Moray Eel,

Often seen in shallow water. Remains under cover in rocky crevices during the day. Feeds mainly at night on crustaceans and fishes. Constantly opens and closes it mouth, an action required for respiration, not a threat.

Origin: Central America, Eastern Pacific
Max Size: 24 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Jeweled Moray Eel requires a varied diet of frozen or freeze-dried krill, fish, shrimp, and most meaty foods 1-2 times a week. In the aquarium it will learn to feed during the daylight hours.

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Scientific Name:Echidna nebulosa

Common Names:Snowflake Eel, Clouded Moray, Diamond Backed Eel, Diamondback Eel, Snowflake Moray Eel, Starry Moray

Found between rocks and corals of intertidal reef flats, also in shallow lagoon and seaward reefs to depths of at least 10 m. Are benthic. Feed mainly on crustaceans. Protogynous hermaphroditism unconfirmed for this species. Safely kept with small aquarium fishes. Solitary, seen usually in the open or with only head exposed.

Origin: Hawaii, Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Vanuatu
Max Size: 36 "
Recommended Tank: 40 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

In an aquarium, the Snowflake Eel requires a diet of large chunks of meaty foods. These diets should contain krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel.

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Scientific Name:Gorgasia preclara

Common Names:Splendid Garden Eel, Red Banded Garden Eel

Single to small aggregations. Live individually in burrows from which they protrude. Feeds on drifting plankton.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 13 "
Recommended Tank: 40 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

The Splendid Garden Eel requires a diet that rich in meaty foods. Also feed on drifting on plankton.

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Scientific Name:Heteroconger hassi

Common Names:Spotted Garden Eel, Garden Eel, Hass's Garden Eel, Taenioconger hassi

Often found on sandy slopes below 15 m; withdraws into its burrow when approached. Usually in colonies containing up to several hundred individuals. Feeds on zooplanktons.

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Africa 
Max Size: 16 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore

Feed the Spotted Garden Eel a varied diet of meaty foods and live foods such as freshwater ghost shrimp or small feeder fish.

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Scientific Name:Gymnothorax favagineus

Common Names:Tessellata Moray Eel, Honeycomb Moray Eel, Leopard Eel, Tessellated Eel

Inhabits reef flats and outer reef slopes of continental reefs. One of the two largest of Indo-Pacific morays. Often in holes with cleaner wrasses or shrimps. Feeds on cephalopods and small fishes. Large adults may be aggressive. Minimum depth reported taken from.

Origin: Sri Lanka 
Max Size: 72 "
Recommended Tank: 180 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Tessellata Moray Eel diet should contain large chunk of meaty treats. These diets should include krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Also feed on sizeable portions of live feeder fish, octopus and squid.

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Scientific Name:Gymnothorax thyrsoideus

Common Names:White-eye Moray Eel, Greyface Moray Eel

Fairly common inhabitant of reef flats where it is usually encountered in shallow tidal pools. Feeds on crustaceans, small fishes and octopi. Often in shipwrecks; usually in pairs or small aggregations, and shares habitat with other morays. Also common in sheltered reefs.

Origin: Christmas Island, Indonesia
Max Size: 26 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The White-eye Moray Eel requires a diet of small fish and invertebrates as well as crustaceans.

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Scientific Name:Gymnothorax meleagris

Common Names:Whitemouth Moray Eel, Comet Moray Eel, Guineafowl Moray Eel, Turkey Moray Eel

Occurs in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs from depths of 1 m to at least 36 m. Prefers very shallow depth and juveniles often in intertidal zones. Benthic. Often seen hunting during low tide among partly exposed reefs. Feeds mainly on fishes, also on crustaceans, by day and probably also at night. Caught with various nets.

Origin: Hawaii, Indo-Pacific  
Max Size: 47 "
Recommended Tank: 100 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Whitemouth Moray Eel requires a diet of meaty treats such as shrimp, crabs, scallops, fish flesh and similar items 2 times a week.

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Scientific Name:Congrogadus subducens

Common Names:Wolf Eel, Carpet Eel Blenny, Eared Eel Blenny, Green Wolf Eel

Inhabits coastal waters, often in brackish conditions. Found hidden amongst rocks or coral rubble. Reproductive activity appears to be cyclical and the species may not be a protogynous hermaphrodite. Also found in coral reefs among crevices.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 18 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Wolf Eel is a reef safe fish and requires a diet of meaty treats. These diets should contain krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Also happily consume small marine fish, chopped clam and prawns.

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Scientific Name:Gymnothorax miliaris

Common Names:Fire Coral Eel,

A benthic and solitary species inhabiting coral reefs and rocky shorelines. Usually at depths of 60 m. One of the most common and easily recognized morays of the West Indian reefs, active during the day and sometimes hunting together with other predators. This species has been called Muraena miliaris.

Origin: South America
Max Size: 2 "
Recommended Tank: 125 gallons
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

In the aquarium the Fire Coral Eel diet consists of live feeder fish, squid and octopus.

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Scientific Name:Gymnothorax fimbriatus

Common Names:Yellowhead Eel, Fimbriated Moray Eel

Occurs in lagoons, reef flats and seaward reefs. Prefers protected inshore waters among dead corals, common in harbors and small caves (Ref. 30404). Probably nocturnal. Feeds on fishes and crustaceans. Possibly a protogynous hermaphrodite. Current age of a captive individual is 18 years, which exceeds 100 cm and approximately 10 lbs.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 30 "
Recommended Tank: 50 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

The Yellowhead Eel requires a diet of meaty treats. These diets should contain krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel.

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Scientific Name:Gymnomuraena zebra

Common Names:Zebra Eel, Zebra Moray Eel

A secretive inhabitant of sandy and rocky bottoms, crevices and ledges of seaward reefs. It feeds primarily on xanthid crabs, but also on other crustaceans, mollusks and sea urchins. Benthic from 1-39 m, usually at <4 m. Possibly a protogynous hermaphrodite. Minimum depth reported taken from.

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 60 "
Recommended Tank: 125 gallons
Care Level: Beginner
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Safe: Caution
Diet: Carnivore

Sizeable portion of meaty foods consisting clams, squid, scallops and shrimp should be offered. Feed a varied diet that may include krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel.

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