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Freshwater Tiger Moray Eel 20cm (Gymnothorax polyuranodon)

Gymnothorax polyuranodon
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One of the only species of Moray Eels to inhabit true freshwater environments, the Tiger Moray (G. polyuranodon) is a rarity in the hobby due to the remote areas it inhabits in West Papua, Indonesia. A hardy and adaptable fish, it can tolerate freshwater to almost full strength marine conditions if acclimated carefully. In the wild, they feed primarily on crustaceans and small fish, and like most Morays tong feeding is often the best way to get them used to frozen foods. They are a remarkable escape artist and any tank housing these fish should be completely escape-proof.

Origin: Wild West Papua, Indonesia

Diet: Predator, feeds on small fish and crustaceans in the wild. Will accept frozen foods but can be finicky at first.

Adult Size: 60cm

Recommended Tank Size: 350ltr

Compatibility: Generally not aggressive towards tankmates too big to be considered a meal. Should not be kept with overly aggressive fish which may nip at their fins or that may outcompete them for food.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH: 7.0  – 8.2
Temp: 24-28°
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: <30ppm