Snowflake Eel

Snowflake Eel

Echidna nebulosa


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Care Facts

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Carnivore
Reef Safe: No
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
Max Size: 24 inches
The Snowflake Eel, Echidna nebulosa, also known as the Snowflake Moray and Clouded Moray. They feature an intricate black and white ornamental pattern that resembles many different snowflakes across its body. The Snowflake Eel can grow up to 24 inches, and should be kept in a tank no less that 50 gallons. Eels are known to try to escape from the aquarium and can be challenged to keep, that is why we recommend a tank with a tightly sealed lid. It is also suggested to have plenty of live rock caves providing it places to hide. In a large system, and if live rock is plentiful enough, multiple Snowflake Eels can be kept together. When feeding your Eel use extreme caution, we recommend using feeding tongs to prevent being bitten, due to the extremely poor eyesight of the Eel. Since the Snowflake Eel is very hardy, active, acclimatizes well, and is easy to care for, this Eel is probably the best Eel to get if you are looking to care for your first Eel. When they are still juveniles, they are relatively docile making them one of the most popular Eel species to keep. The Snowflake Eel is not considered reef safe though, due to it's predatory nature, it will eat any small fish or invert that will fit into it's mouth. Therefor should be housed with proper tank mates, to ensure your marine life does not become Eel food. Even though the Snowflake Eel is a nocturnal feeder, they are often active and visible during the day within the live rock. They will thrive in a temperatures range between 72-78?� F and a pH level of 8.1-8.4.
 They should be fed a carnivorous diet consisting primarily of live or frozen Clams, Crustacean Flesh, Shrimp, Squid, Scallop, Krill Feeder Fish, along with meaty preparations enriched with vitamins.

Our Snowflake Eel arrived several weeks ago. It was in great health through a brief acclimation period and adjust to the tank immediately. It is a feisty eater but initially did not compete for food well - but through a little patience and additional feeding, it has learned to hang on to the food we give it. We love our new addition to the community and our new snowflake Eel is doing well. I highly recommend saltwaterfish.com as they do a great job of handling and shipping of livestock.


Reviewed by: Scott Ricci on Aug. 6, 2017

Once you put them in the tank, keep your hands out of it. They will eat anything they can get their mouth on.


Reviewed by: Jerry Miller on March 22, 2016

They arrived very fat and well full I like to feed them krill and mysis shrimp I did order two tho and 1 JUMPED OUT OF THE TANK .. I HAVE A LID make sure you have a tight fitting kid


Reviewed by: Dillon on Jan. 16, 2016

Thanks Mary, perfect size, eating and beautiful!


Reviewed by: Darius Kings on July 14, 2015

Active and feeding, nice addition to my tank.


Reviewed by: Darius Kings on April 22, 2015

Very thick & healthy specimen


Reviewed by: Charles Hutchinson on March 13, 2015


Reviewed by: Rocky on Nov. 6, 2014


Reviewed by: William Leonard on Sept. 16, 2014

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