Mekong Red Fin Zebra Eel (Macrognathus meklongensis)

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Mekong Red Fin Zebra Eel

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Mekong Red Fin Zebra Eel

Macrognathus meklongensis

132 Litres (35 US G.)

11-17.8 cm (4.3-7")




6.5 - 7.8

23 -28 °C (73.4-82.4°F)

10-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

8-12 years



Sexing[edit | edit source]

Difficult to visually sex, mature females may appear plumper than males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Will not harm other fish, although as it gets to a larger size it may view smaller shrimps and fish fry as foods. Tolerant of its own species as well as other Spiny Eel species.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Accepts meaty foods like bloodworms and small shrimp. They can eat flake food as well but will eventually die from a strict diet of just flake food, the flake food should also be fed with bloodworms or small dried shrimp. When larger they can also eat common garden earth worms.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

As these fish like to burrow, use a soft, sandy substrate in their tank. Incorporate pieces of wood and rock work in order to create more hiding places - but ensure that the rocks are well placed so that they are not undermined by this species' burrowing habits. Plants may get uprooted during their forays.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

They are usually bottom dwellers during night but can also come to the surface or mid level for food during the day if hungry.

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