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TF2YD Stores > Wildwoods > Eels> Longtail spiny eel Caecomastacembelus frenatus Mastacembelus frenatus
Longtail spiny eel Caecomastacembelus frenatus Mastacembelus frenatus
Price: £37.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 8 in stock
Diet: Special Needs
Schooling Fish: No
Water Chemistry: More than pH 7 - Alkaline
Care Level: Difficult
Beautiful species of eel from Lake Tanganyika.
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.5 and Hard|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Mastacembelus frenatus (Longtail Spiny Eel, Caecomastacembelus frenatus)
Freshwater spiny eels comprise about 73 species found in the tropics from Africa to China. They are carnivorous and enjoy burrowing into the bottom by day.
This lovely Eel has a long, movable snout and typically, they are marked with dark squiggles that form loops and circles on the flanks.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
A territorial, predatory species. Not bred in captivity. As with all spiny eels, this fish is a good escape artist, and any tank with these fish in it must have a secure hood.
This species feeds on various small animals, including fish, and tends to be retiring and nocturnal. Small earthworms and river shrimps make good food for newly imported specimens.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||East Africa including Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika|
|Size||Up to 40 cm|
|Water Parameters||Hard, alkaline water preferred|