Brown-Banded Spiny Eel (Mastacembelus plagiostomus)

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Brown-Banded Spiny Eel

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Brown-Banded Spiny Eel

Mastacembelus plagiostomus

Moderate

208 Litres (55 US G.)

20.3-30.5cm (8-12 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

8.0 - 9.5

295.928 K
22.778 °C
532.67 °R
300.372 K
27.222 °C
540.67 °R
22.8-27.2°C (73 -81 °F)

8-25 °d

1:1 M:F

5-10 years





Additional names

Brown-Banded Spiny Eel

Additional scientific names

Afromastacembelus plagiostomus, Caecomastacembelus plagiostomus


Origin

Sexing

Females are wider in girth. Only possible to sex once the fish is mature. Not known to breed in captivity.

Tank compatibility

Diet

Will take most meaty foods including ghost shrimp, brine shrimp, bloodworm and tubifex. Prefers live food.

Feeding regime

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Behaviour

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