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Black Ribbon Eel
Rhinomuraena quaesita
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Tank Stats
Size: 18-28 inches
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Live feeder fish, meaty variety
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Acclimation Time:
Coral Safe:
Invertebrate Safe:
Minimum Tank Size: 60 gallons

The Black Ribbon Eel is commonly referred to as the Blue Ribbon Eel or Yellow Ribbon Eel. Since its ability to escape the aquarium, it is challenging to keep the Black Ribbon Eel in captivity. Make sure to keep it in a tight fitting tank or with a light diffuser panel. Be careful while feeding since it has very bad eyesight and may bite your hand instead of food. We also recommend you to use feeding tongs instead of fingers. Its bite can inflict painful wounds and can cause serious bacterial infection. Since the Black Ribbon Eel requires high maintenance and care, it is best to be kept by advanced aquarists. As it grows up to 50 inches in the wild but it is imported much smaller, it should be kept in tank not less than 60 gallon. The Black Ribbon Eel is not at all a good specimen for a reef tank and it needs to be kept in tank without sessile invertebrates and corals. With its striking pattern and feature, the Black Ribbon Eel makes a gorgeous addition to a tank. It requires many hiding places and spots with a thick sand bed in the tank. The Black Ribbon Eel is known as one of the most sociable and peaceful eel. As it grows, it changes its sex from male to female. The Black Ribbon Eel is a carnivore and likes to eat live feeder shrimp, which can be coaxed to eat frozen foods later.

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