Brown-Banded Spiny Eel (Mastacembelus plagiostomus)

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Brown-Banded Spiny Eel

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Brown-Banded Spiny Eel

Mastacembelus plagiostomus

208 Litres (55 US G.)

20.3-30.5cm (8-12 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

8.0 - 9.5

22.8-27.2°C (73 -81 °F)

8-25 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods

5-10 years

Family

Mastacembelidae





Additional names

Brown-Banded Spiny Eel

Additional scientific names

Afromastacembelus plagiostomus, Caecomastacembelus plagiostomus


Sexing[edit | edit source]

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


Diet[edit | edit source]

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

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