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Longtail spiny eel Caecomastacembelus frenatus Mastacembelus frenatus

Category: Eels

Size: 8-10cm

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

Sociability: Aggressive


Beautiful species of eel from Lake Tanganyika.

Rarely available


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.5 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 8-10cm

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.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution East Africa including Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika
Temperature 24-28C
Size Up to 40 cm
Water Parameters Hard, alkaline water preferred
Water PH 7.0-8.5