Tanganyikan Spiny Eel (Mastacembelus ellipsifer)

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Tanganyikan Spiny Eel

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Tanganyikan Spiny Eel

Mastacembelus ellipsifer

Moderate

283.906 liters
283,905.884 mL
283.9 Litres (75 US G.)

17.717 in 40-45 cm (15.7-17.7")

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

8-12 years





Contents

Alternative names

Tanganyikan Spiny Eel

Synonyms

Aethiomastacembelus ellipsifer, Afromastacembelus ellipsifer

Sexing

It's not possible to visually sex this fish.

Tank compatibility

Best kept in a Tanganyikan community and with peaceful robust fish too large to be eaten. It can be territorial towards other Spiny Eels, so one to a tank.

Diet

Should accept most meaty foods including bloodworm, earthworms, shrimp and mussels.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Requires hard alkaline conditions with plenty of places to hide in rock work. A sand substrate is preferred and dim lighting. They do not cope well with currents.

Behaviour

A predatory fish that is territorial towards its own kind. Will be peaceful towards fish too large to be eaten.

Identification

Typical Spiny Eel in shape with a long snout, it is pale cream-brown in colour with broad red-orange bands down the body.

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