Echidna catenata
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Echidna catenata

Common Names: Chain Eel
Chain Moray
Chainlink Moray Eel
Synonyms: Gymnothorax catenatus
Muraena catenata
Poecilophis catenatus
Family: Muraenidae
Category: OthersSW
Distribution: Atlantic - West; Western Atlantic.
Main Ecosystem: Reef; Reef
Temperament: Predatory; Semi-aggressive.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: The Chain Moray Eel requires 2 or 3 live meals (grass shrimp, fiddler crabs) per week. If it does not eat at first, try impaling some food, such as live or frozen fish, krill, shrimp, or crustacean flesh, on a feeder stick. It needs refuge among or in between coral and rocks in a 130 gallon or larger aquarium. It spends most of its day hiding and moves about at night in search of food.
22°C - 26°C
72°F - 79°F
Specific Gravity:
1.02 - 1.025
Potential Size: Male: 165cm (65")
Female: 165cm (65")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: Nocturnal; Nocturnal
Gender: Unknown.
Breeding: Egg layer.
Comments: Keep a tight fitting lid on tank.
Main Colours: White, Black, Brown
Markings: Mottled
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Convex
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Submitted By: dthurs
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