Fish Types

Fish Types

Tessalata Eel

Details

Scientific Name: Gymnothorax favagineus
Family: Muraenidae
Color: black, yellow, white

Fish Care

Fish Diet: Carnivore
Aggressiveness: Caution Needed
Reef Safe: With Caution
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gal
Max Size: 5' 10"
Relative Care: Easy

Description

The Tessalata Eel, also known as the Honeycomb Moray Eel or Leopard Eel, has a light colored body and especially attractive, dark honeycomb markings.

Being one of the larger eels, the Tessalata Eel requires a 180 gallon or larger aquarium with numerous rock crevices for hiding and a secure, tight-fitting lid to discourage its escape.

The Tessalata Eel’s diet should include sizeable portions of live feeder fish, octopus, and squid. The Tessalate Eel may be kept in a reef aquarium, but will eat smaller fish and cephlapods.

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