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Fimbriated Eel
Gymnothorax fimbriatus
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Tank Stats
Size: 12-18 inches
Care Level: Easy - Moderate
Temperament: Bold
Reef Safe:
Acclimation Time: 3 + Hours
Coral Safe:
Invertebrate Safe:
Minimum Tank Size:

The Fimbriated Eel is one of the striking eels and can challenge to keep in captivity due to its ability to escape aquariums. Make sure to keep the Fimbriated eel 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 Fimbriated Eel requires high maintenance and care, it is best to be kept by advanced aquarists. As the Fimbriated Eel grows up to 50 inches, it should be kept in tank not less than 125 gallons. The Fimbriated 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 Fimbriated Eel makes a gorgeous addition to a tank. The Fimbriated Eel requires many hiding places and spots with a thick sand bed in the tank. The Fimbriated Eels are notoriously aggressive and may attack humans if provoked. Larger specimens are ciguatoxic, as they secrete a toxin, making their skin poisonous to eat. As it grows and matures, it changes its sex from male to female. The Fimbriated Eel is a carnivore and likes to eat live feeder shrimp, after which it can be coaxed to eat frozen foods.

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