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Barred Spiny Eel Macrognathus pancalus

Category: Eels

Size: 10-12cm

Price: £9.95 each

Discount: Buy 3 or more Barred Spiny Eel Macrognathus pancalus and get 5% off!!

Stock: 10 in stock



Beautiful small eel from India.


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 0 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: Buy 3 or more Barred Spiny Eel Macrognathus pancalus and get 5% off!!
Size: 10-12cm

Macrognathus pancalus (Barred Spiny Eel)

One of the more widely traded spiny eels this small species adapts well to aquarium conditions provided its needs are met. It is not as territorial as some spiny eel species, and in a roomy tank with lots of hiding places a group of these fish can coexist happily. Its small size makes it a good community fish, but compared with some other spiny eels it is relatively unexiciting in colouration. Its common name comes from short bars that form a broken stripe along the midline of the flank.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A typical spiny eel in terms of needs and behaviour. Prefers live foods such as insect larvae and earthworms. Hunts mostly at night, so do not combine with catfish or loaches liable to steal its food. Will eat fish small enough to swallow whole, but otherwise a good community fish. As with all spiny eels, a covered aquarium is important as these fish are excellent escape artists. Provide a sandy substrate if possible as these fish are likely to scratch themselves when kept in gravelly tanks, and the bacterial infections that set in are invariably fatal.

Occasionally bred in home aquaria. One or more males pursue ripe females. Eggs are scattered in floating plants and then ignored. Rearing the fry is not easy as they require very small live foods.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution South Asia (India, Pakistan, etc.)
Temperature 24-28C
Size 18 cm
Water Parameters Freshwater or brackish (below SG 1.005)
Water PH 6.5-7.5