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Zebra Moray Eel

posted: 05/15/12
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Zebra Moray Eel
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The Zebra Moray Eel is an eyecatching and extremely docile species that derives its name from the bold pattern of bars on its body.

The Zebra Moray Eel is an ideal moray for the community fish tank. It poses no threat to its fish tank mates or the aquarist, and is often out and about during the day rather than at night. A 125 gallon or larger aquarium must be provided with crevices for hiding that are large enough to conceal the eel's entire body.

The Zebra Moray Eel diet should include sizeable portions of meaty foods, fresh fish including clams, squid, scallops, and shrimp.

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

Fish Facts

Name: Zebra Moray Eel (Gymnomuraena zebra)

Family: Muraenidae

Range: Tropical Indo-Pacific and Red Sea

Size: Up to 4.9 feet

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: 125 gallon

Light: Low

Temperament: Peaceful

Swimming Level: Bottom

Care Level: Difficult

Care Level: Egg Layer

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