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Honeycomb Moray Eel

posted: 05/15/12
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Honeycomb Moray Eel
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The Honeycomb Moray Eel, also known as the Tessalata Eel, has a light colored body and especially attractive, dark honeycomb markings.

It requires a 180 gallon or larger aquarium with numerous rock crevices for hiding and a secure, tight-fitting lid to discourage its escape.

The Honeycomb Moray Eel's diet should include sizeable portions of live feeder fish, octopus, and squid.

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

They are not compatible with: Anglers & Frogfish, Basslets, Blennies, Cardinalfish, Clownfish, Damselfish, Filefish, Goatfish, Gobies, Hawkfish, Pseudochromis, Seahorses & Pipefish and Sharks & Rays.

Fish Facts

Name: Honeycomb Moray Eel (Gymnothorax favagineus)

Family: Muraenidae

Range: Red Sea, The Great Barrier Reef, Philippines, New Guinea

Size: Up to 70 inches

Diet: Carnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: No

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

Minimum Tank Capacity: 180 gallon

Light: Low

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Easy

Care Level: Egg Layer

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