FREE Shipping

Flash Sale

Purchase $99 or more in qualifying Marine Life and get FREE Shipping when you use coupon code: freefedex



Hurry, ends in ...



New orders only.
My Account
  
Resources
  
 
See Saltwaterfish.com Reviews at Bizrate.com

SaltWaterFish.com is an Upfront Merchant on TheFind. Click for info.
  
Tesselata Eel
Gymnothorax favagineus
 
 
 
REEF REWARDS
105 Reef Rewards Points
will be rewarded to you when you buy this item.
 
Price Elsewhere: $129.99
Saltwaterfish: $104.99
Savings: $25.00
 
On All Marine Life
Orders Over $199.99
And $99.99 In Florida
Tank Stats
Size: 18-24
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Meaty
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Coral Safe:
Invertebrate Safe:
Minimum Tank Size:
  
  

The Tesselata Eel is one of the striking eels and can be a challenge to keep in captivity due to its ability to escape aquariums. Make sure to keep it in a tight fitting tank or with a light diffuser panel. Be careful while feeding since the Tesselata Eeel 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 a serious bacterial infection. Since the Tesselata Eel requires high maintenance and care, it is best to be kept by expert user. As it grows up to 50 inches, it should be kept in tank not less than 125 gallons. The Tesselata Eel is not 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 Tesselata Eel makes a gorgeous addition to an aggressive tank. It requires many hiding places and spots with a thick sand bed in the tank. The Tesselata 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, it changes its sex from male to female. The Tesselata Eel is basically carnivore and likes to eat live feeder shrimp, which can be coaxed to eat frozen foods later.

Recommendations
Panther Grouper - Medi...
$62.99
ORA Joe the Coral
$59.99
Sand Sifting Crab - Gr...
$10.46
Blue Reef Chromis - La...
$20.99
ORA Black Ice Snowflak...
$125.99
ORA Cinnamon Clownfish...
$21.99
Multicolor Encrusting ...
$49.99
Torch Coral - Green Ti...
$49.99