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Hass’s Garden Eel

posted: 05/15/12
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Hass's Garden Eel
Courtesy of Drs. Foster and Smith
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The Hass's Garden Eel, also known as Garden Eel, looks like a colony of seagrass.

The main portion of the Hass's Garden Eel is usually buried in the sand, and if approached, retreats into the substrate. Several of these eels may be kept together in a 100 gallon or larger aquarium with at least 6 inches of sand, a gentle current, and without aggressive tank mates. Decor should be kept at a minimum. A tight-fitting lid on the tank is required to prevent escape.

The Hass's Garden Eel diet consists of meaty foods and live foods such as grass shrimp or small feeder fish.

Like other eels, they are generally compatible with: Large Angelfish, Boxfish, Groupers, Grunts & Sweetlips, Lionfish & Scorpionfish, Puffers and Tangs & Surgeons.

Fish Facts

Name: Hass's Garden Eel (Taenioconger hassi)

Family: Congridae

Range: Indo-Pacific

Size: Up to 14 inches

Diet: Carnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Sand; minimum amount of coral, rock, plants

Reef Compatible: No

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 100 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Experts only

Care Level: Egg Layer

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