The Barred Moray Eel is known to jump out of the aquarium and can be challenging to keep, that is why we recommend it only for advanced aquarists. It should also be kept in a tight fitting lid or light diffuser panel. Be careful while feeding the Barred Moray Eel as its eyesight is not that good and it may end up in biting your hand. That is why, we suggest you to use feeding tongs instead of using fingers. The Barred Moray Eel is commonly referred to as Ringed Moray Eel, or Barred Moray Eel. With its beautiful coloration, it makes a striking display animal for the home aquarium. The Barred Moray Eel requires adequate hiding places along with 3-5 inch live sand bed and 1 inch coral ruble on the aquarium bottom. The Barred Moray Eel is born hermaphrodites and go through color change as it becomes male. It grows up to 50 inches in the wild and should be kept in a tank not less than 75 gallons. The Barred Moray Eel might bother sessile invertebrates and other corals, that is why it is considered reef safe but with caution. Like many eels, the ribbon eel is sometimes thought to be angry or aggressive, because its mouth is often open, appearing ready to strike. In reality, the eel is simply breathing. The Barred Moray Eel is carnivorous and prefers to eat live feeder shrimps.